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Monthly Education Sessions

The NRP hosts a variety of educational seminars to support continuing education for research professionals on campus. These programs have been approved by ACRP for contact hours at no cost.

If you plan to attend any of our upcoming events, please register via the UNC-Chapel Hill Event Registration website at or by clicking the REGISTER button on the desired session.

Browse previous education sessions below. Recordings and slides are available for many of the events.

Questions about educational opportunities? Contact Sandy Barnhart.

Next sessions

UNC Researcher Appreciation Week
May 20-24, 2024

In celebration of Clinical Trials Day 2024, the NRP is pleased to offer several events and education sessions in appreciation of our dedicated researchers and staff.


Past Sessions

Click the year to view slides and recordings of past NRP education sessions. (NOTE: Recordings are hosted on various platforms depending on how each session was recorded.)

Clinical Research Billing Compliance and the BCA

April 18, 2024

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The UNC NRP and the Clinical Research Compliance team from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research present on the 5 W’s and 1 H of Clinical Research Billing Compliance and the Billing Coverage Analysis (BCA).

NRP Education Session: Reliance Metrics, Processes and Initiatives

March 21, 2024

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Kristen Katopol and Ariana Peden present on reliance metrics, processes, and initiatives.


    Kristen Katopol

    Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, UNC Office of Human Research Ethics

    Ariana Peden

    Compliance Manager, UNC Office of Human Research Ethics

    OSP Contracting Overview: A Deeper Dive

    February 22, 2024

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    Kimberly Austin and Laura Parker give an overview of different contract types, review the contract negotiation process, and provide tips for working with OSP contracting.


      Kimberly Austin

      Director of Contracting, Office of Sponsored Programs

      Laura Parker

      Clinical Contract Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs

      BERRY: A 6-month randomized controlled trial of the effect of blueberries on mild cognitive decline

      January 18, 2024

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      Carol L. Cheatham shares how the blueberry might be exacting an effect on the function of the aging brain and explains the methodology used to temporally image brain activity in aging research, i.e.,


        Carol L. Cheatham, PhD

        Associate Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience UNC Nutrition Research Institute