Our talented team integrates research and expertise to create powerful solutions for each client.
CIMES is the founding organizer and sponsor 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.
CIMES created a web portal where Florida's public universities can recruit prospective graduate students from institutions around the state. The Graduate Candidate Identification System enables junior- and senior-level undergraduates at Florida's public universities to submit an interest form and invite potential contact from graduate programs, fellowships, summer research programs, and other Florida-based higher education opportunities.
In the summer of 2023, Rebecca Augustyniak and Blair Monroe of CIMES presented about Florida ExpertNet and the evolving field of expert finder and research information management systems at the launch event for the Brazilian Scientific Research Information Ecosystem.
BrCris is an aggregator platform that enables users to retrieve, certify, and visualize data related to scientific research in the Brazilian context. The system is an example of a current research information system, or CRIS.
CIMES worked with Shared Hope International to produce three web-based trainings on sex trafficking. The entry-level course introduces the crime of domestic minor sex trafficking, how traffickers exploit victims, and services victims need to recover. The second course provides specialized guidance for healthcare and social service providers on meeting the needs of these survivors. The third course introduces law enforcement and criminal justice personnel to the advanced topic of victim-offender intersectionality.
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.
Many organizations rely on more than a dozen different information systems to support their business and program processes. This can make it challenging for employees and other users to quickly find the right piece of needed information to complete vital task. CIMES develops mobile apps that push high-priority, timely information for all program and business operations to users via phone, tablet, and desktop.
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
Voices for Florida
The Open Doors Outreach Network was launched by Voices for Florida in 2016 as part of a coordinated effort to address service gaps for victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Through a network of partner organizations, ODON provides a coordinated system of care that is supported by trauma-competent best practices and translational research. The Open Doors model uses teams that consist of a survivor-mentor, a regional advocate, and a clinician. CIMES developed training to support the development of knowledge and skills that ensure fidelity to ODON’s service model, leading to standardized quality care regardless of location.LEARN MORE
Florida State University
- College of Motion Picture Arts
The Motion web portal was created for the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts as a program management system. The application is role-based, integrated, scalable, and supports managing people, assessments, courses, and projects. The application also provides interfaces to collect, manage, track, and report project and assessment information.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Transportation
- Transportation Data Analytics Office
The FDOT central office needed to create a more standardized process for traffic forecasting by implementing a common training course across all Florida districts. CIMES carried out a four-month research project using techniques that included a job task analysis, focus groups, office observations, and in-depth interviews. This process culminated in the generation of a preliminary competency model that was validated by a team of traffic analyst experts. Twelve cases at varying degrees of difficulty and in various project types were identified to be part of a scenario-based training approach. Tasks, knowledge, procedures, skills, tools, and other critical elements were identified for each case.LEARN MORE
California Department of Public Health
- California Tobacco Control Program
The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program, leads statewide and local health programs, services, and activities that promote a tobacco-free environment. CIMES developed the Tobacco Control Funding Opportunities and Resources site to consolidate access in a single location to the information, tools, and resources applicants need to identify funding opportunities and prepare applications for the California Tobacco Control Program. The site also contains searchable directories of active projects and project evaluators, along with links to important websites.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
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
California Department of Public Health
- California Tobacco Control Program
The California Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program funds a library and clearinghouse as part of their mission to reduce tobacco use in California. CIMES developed Rover, an integrated, web-based library portal designed to provide all the tools necessary for effective management and access to information and resources organized and published by the Tobacco Control Section Library and the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California. Rover is a robust and integrated information system and content management system that allows the staff to manage every facet of their content. Rover incorporates tools for managing the materials catalog, circulation, patrons, reference, distribution channels, search and data sets, as well as the library website.LEARN MORE