Services Clearinghouses

A clearinghouse is a one-stop shop and virtual community for all stakeholders. It provides seamless, efficient, and timely access to critical information and resources.

A clearinghouse is a strategic solution for building capacity to:

  • Provide stakeholders with ready access to reliable, consistent, and relevant information that allows them to pursue their mission
  • Provide stakeholders with tools for planning, networking, and partnering
  • Provide consistent and accurate information by reducing redundancy and increasing efficiency
  • Provide enduring support that is easily maintained long-term

Designing and operating customized clearinghouses has been a cornerstone of CIMES since 1978. We're a leading supplier of clearinghouse services for state government and nonprofit organizations, focusing on a diversity of issues. The following is a sample of clearinghouses and information centers we have developed and managed:

  • Florida Educational Information Services
  • Florida School-to-Work Clearinghouse
  • Florida Tech Prep Clearinghouse
  • Florida Adult Literacy Resource Center
  • Florida Tobacco Control Clearinghouse
  • Florida Workforce Education Clearinghouse
  • Florida Clearinghouse for Applied Research and Public Service

With decades of experience in developing and implementing comprehensive clearinghouses and information centers, we have developed a full range of products and services that can meet your strategic and operational needs. The major components of a typical clearinghouse or information center are:

Information and Referral Center

  • Reference and Search Services
  • Communities of Practice
  • Value Added Information Products
  • Materials Distribution and Warehousing
  • Networking

Information Systems and Technology Services

  • Information Systems Development and Management
  • Web Hosting Services
  • Information-Communication Systems
  • Planning and Collaboration Tools
  • Web-based Application Development and Management
  • Web Site or Web Portal Development and Management

Marketing, Conference, and Outreach Support

  • Program Development and Management
  • Outreach and Marketing Campaign Development
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Planning, Facilitation, and Hosting of Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings
  • Training Planning, Development, and Delivery

Research and Technical Assistance

  • Materials Development and Production
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Instructional Design
  • Literature Review