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Guidance for Clinical Investigators, Sponsors, and IRBs
International Council for Harmonisation (ICH)

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

This office oversees, develops, and supports UNC’s $1 billion research enterprise. Visit

Office of Research

Develops and implements the strategic plan for research and enhances research infrastructure in the School of Medicine. Visit

Office of Research Support and Compliance

Oversees research collaborations with UNC Physicians Network and the UNC Health entities. If you are interested in working with or conducting research at any of these locations, this is the place to start.

Request for Project Collaboration: UNC Health Collaboration Survey.

General questions:

Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO)

The central administrative office supporting all human subjects research across the School of Medicine. Visit

IRB / Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE)

Responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at UNC that involves human subjects. OHRE supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Visit

NC TraCS Institute

A grant-funded institute founded as a service to the research community, guiding research staff through clinical trials and regulatory approval, all the way to implementation in patient care. Visit

Lib Guide

The UNC Health Sciences Library hosts a guide to help researchers find and share literature on methodology and evidence-based strategies for recruitment and retention.

View the guide: Engagement, Inclusion, Recruitment, and Retention in Research Studies

Research in Epic

Have a question or need something new in Epic: Submit a Service Request

Something is broken in Epic: Create an Incident

Need to speak with the Epic Training Team? Email them at

Vital Signs

A weekly newsletter produced by UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine. Visit

Research Matters

A blog from the UNC Vice Chancellor for Research. Visit

Clinical Researcher

Clinical Researcher-April 2014

Contact Erika Hanami to read issues of the Clinical Researcher online. Access to the online edition is made possible through an arrangement with the journal publisher.