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Resource Hub: New Clinical Research Glossary

June 20, 2022

Whether you are new to clinical research or an experienced member of the research team, mastering the highly specialized vocabulary (and alphabet soup!) of clinical research and using it effectively in professional communications can be challenging. To bolster understanding and facilitate effective communication in the SOM and beyond, we have created a concise and organized glossary of clinical research terms that aligns with industry and regulatory standards.

Resource Hub: UNC Research Contacts Webpage

June 9, 2022

The CRSO recently published the UNC Research Contacts webpage on our website. This webpage includes contact information for various UNC-CH research offices and services.

UPDATE: Process Change for Research Monitor Visit Request for Epic Access

June 3, 2022

Updated message from the UNCH Health Information Management and Epic Research teams: Good morning Research Community! After a little hiccup yesterday, we’re happy to announce that the MySupport Research Monitor Visit Request process is officially LIVE. We’ve updated one element of the tip sheet, Please delete the tip sheet sent on 5/27/22. Additionally, we’ve updated … Continued


June 1, 2022

Dear SOM Clinical Research Community, Thank you for your engagement, feedback and questions related to the new personnel Profile and Training System (PaTS) and SOM-wide Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)! Please review the FAQs listed below. We will continue to add additional information to the CRSO website as we work to make new tools and processes … Continued

Process Change for Research Monitor Visit Request for Epic Access

May 31, 2022

A Message from the UNCH Health Information Management and Epic Research teams: Greetings Research Community, We are excited to bring to you, much needed process enhancements with how you request Epic access for research monitoring visits. In anticipation of HIM operations processing ALL monitoring request for Epic access, UNCH HIM and Epic@UNC Research teams collaborated … Continued

Reminder: Complete Your Informed Consent SOP Attestation

May 25, 2022

Dear SOM Clinical Research Community, If you are involved in obtaining informed consent from adult research participants, please be sure to login to PaTS to review the SOM SOP 401.1 and complete your attestation no later than 6/14/2022. The CRSO will host two informational sessions to provide a general overview of the SOP, answer questions, … Continued

2022 Clinical Research Staff Satisfaction Survey

May 23, 2022

Dear SOM Clinical Research Community, In early March we distributed a survey to assess job satisfaction among clinical research staff. We received 116 responses; 76% from staff with 5 or more years of clinical research experience. Overall, 66% of respondents indicated that they are either somewhat satisfied or very satisfied in their jobs. The most … Continued

Reminder: Invitation to Provide SOP Review and Feedback

May 17, 2022

Dear SOM Clinical Research Community, If you have not yet reviewed the proposed SOP on Performing the Responsibilities of the Principal Investigator, please take a few minutes to review and provide any feedback you may have. To review the SOP and submit feedback, please follow this link to the online survey. The survey will be available … Continued

Happy Researcher Appreciation Week: Ways to Celebrate!- UNC NRP

May 16, 2022

Today marks the start of UNC’s Researcher Appreciation Week and we are so thankful for each and every one of you! We’re not the only ones – check out this video message from leadership recognizing your contributions and the incredible work you do every day. It’s remarkable and inspiring to witness the daily dedication and … Continued

New SOM SOP Issued

May 16, 2022

Dear SOM Clinical Research Community, The CRSO is excited to announce that SOM SOP 401.1, Obtaining and Documenting Informed Consent from Adult Research Participants, has been issued. The SOP will take effect on 6/15/2022 and applies to all SOM human subjects research. If you have created your PaTS profile and indicated that you are responsible … Continued