Dear SOM Clinical Research Community,
We are pleased to announce the release of the new SOM Profile and Training System (PaTS)! You may recall the release of a similar system last summer, which unfortunately was unable to meet the needs of the SOM community. We hope that you will find the new system easy to use and valuable for delivering and tracking vital training and development resources.
All SOM faculty and staff engaged in the conduct of human subjects research should log in to the PaTS system and complete a basic profile (due Friday, 4/29). The first SOM-wide standard operating procedure (SOP) will be issued Monday, 5/2, so it is essential that all faculty and staff complete a profile prior to this date.
Please follow this link to update your profile, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete: https://pats.crso.unc.edu.
If you are interested in learning more about PaTS, please join us for an informational session on Monday, 4/18 or Wednesday, 4/20 at 9:30am. We will provide a tutorial and general overview of PaTS and answer questions in an informal setting. Click here to register. Note: We will cover the same information in both sessions, so choose whichever works best for you.
Questions? We’ve thought of a few (see below), but please plan to join an informational session or contact us via email if you have others!
What does this mean for me now?
All SOM faculty and staff engaged in the conduct of human subjects research should log in to the PaTS system and complete a basic profile no later than 5pm, Friday, April 29th.
I conduct human subjects research, but it’s not clinical. What do I need to do?
PaTS will support essential training for all SOM faculty and staff engaged in human subjects research (clinical or non-clinical), so you should complete a profile.How will this serve me going forward?
As the SOM compiles and develops training resources, those will become available through PaTS. You will receive automated emails anytime a new resource is added, dependent upon the responsibilities documented in your profile. Also, as SOPs are developed for the SOM, those will be issued and your attestations will be recorded through PaTS.
What if I have trouble once I log in?
Please contact our developers at email@example.com.
What if I want to learn more?
Please join us for an informational session on Monday, 4/18 or Wednesday, 4/20 at 9:30am! We will provide a tutorial and general overview of PaTS and answer questions in an informal informational session. Click the link above to register.