Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to hospital electronic data for research and scholarly purposes
  • Data analysis
  • Data coding
  • Data collection methods
  • Database design
  • Data management
  • Data safety monitoring
  • Evaluation methods
  • General consultation
  • Grant writing assistance
  • Health economic analysis
  • Health policy analysis
  • Interpretation of data analysis results
  • Qualitative research
  • Randomization and blinding
  • Research feasibility discussion to establish testable research hypotheses
  • Research collaborations (within and outside EVMS and Sentara)
  • Results presentation (tables, figures, etc.) for manuscripts and posters
  • Sample size calculation and power analysis
  • Software usability or task analysis
  • Study design (experimental or observational)
  • Survey research

Who can request the service?

We aim to serve all EVMS faculty, staff, residents and students with research support needs in order to improve the quality and long-term success of scientific research. We also collaborate with surrounding hospitals and partners in the Hampton Roads community.



Consultation Process

Each project will be performed by faculty or staff with the appropriate expertise. Relevant personnel efforts will be fully discussed and provided to the investigator(s) for each project. Collaboration and consulting support typically begin with an initial meeting to discuss the project and to estimate the amount of time that will be required. Basic questions and analytical problems can be solved during this initial meeting. However, sometimes further work and additional meetings are required.

Acknowledgement and Authorship

It is important for the investigator(s) and CHAD faculty/staff consultants to discuss co-authorship on scientific projects and agree on criteria early in their collaborative process. Authorship is generally expected where substantive input and effort on research design and/or statistical analysis are provided. As an example, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends authorship to be based on the following four criteria (www.icmje.org):

  1. Substantial contribution to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Those who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged as contributors. Examples of contributor activities include: acquisition of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and writing assistance, technical editing, language editing, and proofreading.

Request a consultation

To set up an appointment with our team, please fill in the following request service form and email to HADSI@evms.edu to request a service:

Service Request

Please be sure to request a consultation well before your deadline in order to allow sufficient time for a good quality service.