Goals and Action Items


Increase patients enrolled in clinical trials by 50% and increase submission of collaborative grants by 25%

  • Increase the number of clinical research coordinators and administrative personnel to assist with pre- and post-submission tasks for large awards
  • Improve retention and promotion pathways for research coordinators and research administrators

Collaborate with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation to improve core laboratories to align with research priorities

  • Modernize core facilities used by multiple investigators in line with strategic initiatives
  • Decrease investment in expensive technologies used by a few or single investigators

Upgrade high-performance IT systems and support

  • Integrate School of Medicine research computing networks with new and existing VCU and VCU Health IT systems
  • Increase total data storage to 4 petabytes