Our talented team integrates research and expertise to create powerful solutions for each client.
CIMES is the organizing sponsor and host of the International Forum on Expert Finder Systems. The EFS Forum brings together builders and users of expert finder systems with decision makers to talk about research and trends in EFS and prospects for building a community of practice for EFS professionals.
This short, high-impact module uses video interviews and a practice scenario to deliver its core message about the effects of trauma and encourage law enforcement officers to adopt trauma-informed approaches when working with sexual assault survivors.
CIMES developed how-to videos for individuals applying for initial educator certification or for certificate renewal or subject addition. These whiteboard animation videos are highly accessible and target "sticking points" in the application process. They are viewed by thousands of educators each year.
The Language and Culture Center at the University of Houston provides an immersive English language program for international students. CIMES developed a centralized business management system that addresses all of the center’s complex application, registration, evaluation, grading, billing, and related processes—leading to an improved user experience for applicants, students, faculty, and staff.
The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence offers a 40-hour face-to-face training for those seeking to work as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). However, that format is a barrier for many nurses. So, CIMES is working with FCASV to develop a blended program with 24 hours of web-based training and 16 hours of face-to-face training. The goal is to help ensure that every sexual assault survivor in Florida has access to a medical forensic exam by a SANE-trained provider.
The California Tobacco Control Program has more than a dozen information systems that support business and program processes, so quickly finding the right piece of information can be challenging. CIMES is developing a mobile app that will push high-priority, timely information for all program and business operations to users via phone, tablet, and desktop.
Florida Department of Health
- Bureau of Environmental Health
The Bureau of Environmental Health Radon Program within the Florida Department of Health needed updated course materials for the Florida Radon Certification Program. CIMES provided 150 illustrations and diagrams, a reformatted program course manual, and 9 training modules converted into HTML5.LEARN MORE
Florida State University
The Anxiety and Behavioral Health Clinic located in the Psychology Department at Florida State University was funded by the military to develop web-based intervention programs in the areas of stress and social isolation.The objective of the web-based intervention was to help participants combat the feeling of social isolation by providing them with information on recognizing symptoms, dispelling common misconceptions, and suggesting coping mechanisms.A multi-dimensional approach was taking to provide a rich experience for the user that included videos of subject matter experts as well as video scenarios demonstrating content organized by seven myths of social isolation.LEARN MORE
State University System of Florida Board of Governors
The Clearinghouse for Applied Research and Public Service provides information services and products to support the State University System of Florida Board of Governors and its mission to promote Florida universities’ talent and resources. The Clearinghouse hosts several key web-based systems, including Florida ExpertNet, the Centers & Institutes Reporting system, and the Graduate Recruitment System.
Florida Department of Health
- Bureau of Epidemiology
CIMES developed web-based training for novice epidemiologists and nurses in Florida’s counties. The training includes introductions to epidemiology, infectious diseases, surveillance, outbreak investigations, and collaboration for public health. The modulesconclude with application tasks that allow learners to assess their progress at the end of the course.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Education - Bureau of Educator Certification
This four-minute video usis whiteboard animation to introduce new educator certification applicants to the online certification process and helps them through typical "sticking points" in that application process. The video is fast-paced and includes many screen shots and action animations to illustrate specific steps in the application process. It also employs animated characters and humor to keep viewers engaged throughout the short video.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Transportation
- Transportation Data Analytics Office
The Transportation Statistics Office provides training for district data collection technicians in both office- and field-based Roadway Characteristics Inventory methods.They were exploring ways to reduce training costs related to travel. CIMES conducted competency research and then developed a curriculum that is built around work scenarios and uses virtual mentors to guide trainees through various tasks. Trainees "travel" down virtual roadways while examining and collecting data. They use virtual forms and enter data into computer systems using highly interactive software simulations.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Division of Food Safety
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services conducts recall audit checks in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that food and product recalls have been appropriately carried out. The results of these checks are reported on FDA Form 3177. However, because inspectors are seldom required to conduct recall audit checks or use this form, up-front training related to this task is not reinforced by experience and thus may not be retained by the inspectors. CIMES developed award winning just-in-time web-based training. The scenario-based training uses an approach that helps learners grasp concepts quickly and effectively. The module is being used nationally.LEARN MORE
CIMES developed a centralized business management system that addresses all of the center’s application, registration, evaluation, grading, billing, and related processes--giving users a one-stop shop for the access and tools they need as users of the system, whether they be applicants, students, faculty, or staff.LEARN MORE