RISE Service Request Eligibility

Before filling out the RISE Service Request form, please review the requirements to be eligible for free RISE services:

    1. For full-time EVMS salaried faculty (PI), up to two free projects. Any additional projects will be charged.
    2. EVMS fellows and residents (PI), first project will be free of cost, second will depend upon the available resources. Any additional projects will be charged.
    3. EVMS Students will only be accepted with their EVMS supervisor as the PI. PI will follow #1 requirement.
    4. For all grant-funded projects, RISE services will be charged


                                        Our services include, but are not limited to:

                                                 Access to hospital electronic data
                                                         Data analysis/coding
                                                        Data collection methods
                                                    Database design/management
                                                         Data safety monitoring
                                                           Evaluation methods
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                                                       Health economic analysis
                                                           Health policy analysis
                                               Interpretation of data analysis results
                                                          Qualitative research
                                                     Randomization and blinding
                                                          Research feasibility 
                       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 and residents 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 RISE 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.


RISE faculty/staff use the following software for, but not limited to, data analysis, sample size calculations and power analysis, randomization, and results presentation (tables, figures, etc.): SAS, SPSS, SQL Server, R, Python, ARCgis, Nvivo, GraphPad, Mplus



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