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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

Important Notification: Change to COVID Screening Requirements for Participants

May 16, 2022

Dear SOM Clinical Research Community, To maintain alignment with operations and policies of UNC Health, the SOM will no longer require study personnel to conduct and document COVID screening for research participants. Alternatively, the study team shall ask participants to conduct a self-screening assessment prior to any in-person visit. If a participant screens positive, they … Continued

Resource Hub: Participant Recruitment Resource Center

May 13, 2022

Effectively recruiting and enrolling study participants is often the most challenging aspect of executing a clinical research protocol. Set your study up for success by planning comprehensive recruitment strategies!

Meet your Epic@UNC Research Team- UNC NRP

May 9, 2022

Hi Research Community! It’s a been a minute since we have all gotten together. I wanted to make sure you knew we are here to help support you and who we are. The best ways to contact the Epic@UNC Research Team Have a question or need something new in Epic: Submit a Service Request Something … Continued

Unblinded Billing Contact- UNC NRP

May 6, 2022

Good afternoon all, I wanted to share an update to CRMS when requesting IDS services. Earlier this year, IDS was investigating potential ways to help avoid accidental unblinding of studies due to billing. In February of this year, CRMS updated their communication for billing contact to now state “unblinded billing contact”. Please do not hesitate … Continued

Invitation to Provide SOP Review and Feedback

May 5, 2022

The SOM CRSO is in the process of developing a portfolio of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) widely applicable to clinical research conducted across the SOM to achieve efficient and consistent workflows, ensure regulatory compliance, and realize best operational practices in clinical research. As an individual who may be responsible for conducting processes covered by the … Continued