Welcome to the Vaginal Microbiome Consortium, the VMC! We are a group of researchers studying the impact of the vaginal microbiome on women's health. The VMC is a highly interdisciplinary team in which clinicians, microbiologists, computational biologists, bioinformaticists, statisticians, genomic scientists, and human geneticists work collaboratively to analyze, interpret and publish our findings. Thousands of women have already contributed samples and information to the VMC. Our ongoing Vaginal Human Microbiome Project at VCU is funded by the NIH Roadmap Human Microbiome Project (HMP) and aims to understand the relationship between the composition of the vaginal microbiome and its association with women's health.