Creative Data Solutions (CDS) is a Vanderbilt University Shared Resource (otherwise known as a core facility) that was created in August of 2014. Unlike many other cores that offer physical products, assays or equipment time, CDS is 100% service-based. At its core, CDS merges scientific experience with technical know-how to tackle basic research and clinical projects that require skills in data management, processing and analysis.
The Vanderbilt Genome Editing Resource (VGER) assists investigators in generating, maintaining and storing germline-altered mice in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The VGER provides services, consultation, and collaborations to enable the generation, storage and regeneration of genetically altered mice at Vanderbilt. This resource, which was previously called the Transgenic Mouse ESC Shared Resource, has been in existence for over 25 years and has generated 200 unique gene-targeted mice between 1993-2021 and more than 100 genome edited mice using CRISPR-Cas9 since 2014.