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.
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.
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 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
University of Florida
- English Language Institute
The English Language Institute at the University of Florida needed a centralized business management system. The institute’s disparate methods and systems needed to be brought together into one over-arching system to facilitate all business and prograrm operations. CIMES created an integrated portal and database that handles the application, registration, evaluation, courses, grading, and billing systems.LEARN MORE
Florida's Public Universities
The Graduate Candidate Identification System (GCIS) is a unified site where junior- and senior-level undergraduates at any Florida public university may submit an interest form and invite potential contact from graduate programs, fellowships, summer research programs, and other opportunities in higher education across the state.LEARN MORE
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
Nebraska Health and Human Services
- Tobacco Free Nebraska
The Division of Health Promotion and Tobacco is responsible for preventative and community health programs and services, such as Tobacco Free Nebraska. CIMES developed a multi-level information/program/business management system called the Tobacco Resource and Information Network to support the effectiveness of programs and services implemented by local grantees as part of Tobacco Free Nebraska. CIMES also created the Tobacco Free Nebraska Virtual Clearinghouse, where local grantees upload materials they have developed to share with other grantees, communities, and families across the state.LEARN MORE
Florida State University
- Center for Intensive English Studies
The Center for Intensive English Studies at Florida State University needed a centralized business management system to encompass all the needs of the center, which to a large degree were different from those of the university as a whole. CIMES created a portal and content management system that encompassed student application and registration, course and session creation, faculty assignments, recording of grades and attendance, billing, and reporting.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
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