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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.

UNC Applications

Memorandums & Policies

UNC NIH Public Access Policy Toolkit

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that all peer-reviewed publications arising from NIH-funded research must be submitted to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. The Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public in PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. UNC Health Sciences Library has detailed information on the policy as well as resources for compliance.

UNC OB-GYN Division Publications

Here is a cumulative year long list of publications by OB-GYN faculty generated from an automated review with the Health Sciences Library.

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 CSR Applicant Resources: The NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) develops videos, and articles, as well as publishes notices that support the scientific review process from an applicant, reviewer, or study section perspective.
  • Insider’s Guide to Peer Review for Applicants: A quick read that works as a checklist of tips to consider when preparing a competitive peer-reviewed application.
  • 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.