Research Resources

The Center for Women's Health Research continually strives to find new ways in which we can support our researchers and their teams. In addition to our many services, wonderful work environment, and staff, we have also compiled a list of links we have found useful. We hope you find these as beneficial as we do and encourage you to forward us any resources you'd like to see posted here.

Memorandums & Policies

F&A Sharing Policy

Conflict of Interest Update (pdf); Training Link - July 9, 2012


RPPR: Pilot and FDP Early Access

The new Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for NIH non-competing renewals is available to UNC-CH through the NIH’s  RPPR Pilot and Early Access program for FDP institutions. As described in NOT-OD-12-083 , the RPPR format is now available for electronic submission for Individual Fellowships and will replace the current eSNAP Progress Reports effective March 2013.

Principal Investigators (or Fellows) will now see a “tab” to choose the RPPR format when logging into eRACommons prepare their progress reports for July 15th and beyond. Once chosen, the RPPR format option cannot be reverted back to eSNAP format without the intervention of the eRACommons Help Desk, which may take up to two days to process.

We recommend using the new RPPR and encourage it for Fellowship progress reports, where electronic submission is one of the advantages of this early access. While the RPPR is a longer format, it offers PIs an opportunity to detail their responses to anticipated NIH requests for additional information. The NIH RPPR Instruction Guide offers a comprehensive overview and clearly describes each question.

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Research or the SOM Sponsored Programs Office with questions.


CME, CNE, CPE Courses

The following courses are recommended for women's health researchers seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), or Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit - or simply for the curious!

NIH Office of Research on Women's Health

  • The Basic Science and the Biological Basis for Sex- and Gender-Related Differences
  • Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior
  • The Influence of Sex and Gender on Disease Expression and Treatment

Learn more and take courses


    Clear Communications

    Federal Plain Language Guidelines - The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a community of federal employees dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communications from government. This booklet will help you learn to recognize your audience, organize your material, write for clarity, and test your content.

    Simply Put - This booklet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide you with a basic understanding of creating a communications that are clear, visually appealing and considerate of the diverse audiences you may be attempting to reach.

    Center for Plain Language - This blog and information site focuses on the advantages of using plain language to reach the widest possible audience. Techniques and checklists are available to help researchers maximize their understanding of this form of communication.


    The Research Process

    Research Guide - A Guide for Successful Institutional-Industrial Collaborations: This guidebook, produced by the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), is for the benefit of researchers from institutions such as universities, national laboratories, and other non-profit research organizations and researchers from industry who seek to gain experience working within institutional industrial research collaboration. The content contained within is intended to guide the individual researcher in understanding the unique aspects of this relationship and to increase the likelihood of more successful institutional-industrial collaborations.


    NIH and ORWH

    NIH Resources: The National Institutes of Health provide research based resources as well as information on training, safety and publications.

    ORWH Resources: The NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health provides several excellent resources with access to Research & Policy Reports; Scientific Career Development Resources; Continuing Medical Education and additional informational resources. CWHR's Ten-Year Plan aligns strategically with ORWH's Vision for 2020.