Below is a list of resources commonly used by SOM faculty members to write grant proposals, conduct research with multiple parties, and receive approval for a variety of protocols

Grants and Administration

The following offices collaborate with regard to many aspects of award administration.

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) supports UNC research by providing leadership and expertise in research administration. OSR handles a number of functions including the ones below.

  • Ensures award compliance with relevant regulations
  • Proposal review and submission
  • Award negotiation and management
  • Financial Reporting and Cash Management
  • Cost analysis and research service center (recharge) rate development
  • Time and effort reporting monitoring and oversight
  • Oversight of regulatory compliance
  • Training and development for research administration personnel
The Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) is an administrative unit within SOM that supports the research mission of the School and protects the overall interest and integrity of SOM. A few of the processes handled by SPO are listed below.

    • Review, approval and submission of the SOM grant proposals to the NIH and non-profit organizations
    • Provide information about the University, state and agency policies, regulations and procedures
    • Reviews and submits JIT materials, NIH progress reports and NIH grant closeout technical reports
    • Corresponds with the sponsoring agency representatives
    • Approves cost share supported by the SOM Dean’s office for proposals seeking extramural sponsored funding.

Research Offices

The following offices are essential for agreements, protocol approval, and other administrative support.

The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible for oversight of research that involves human subjects. OHRE guides the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and all related activities.
The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible for oversight of research that involves human subjects. OHRE guides the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and all related activities.
The Office of Clinical Trials (OCT) is a central resource for faculty, staff and departments involved in clinical trials research and for sponsors seeking to conduct clinical trials at UNC.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees UNC’s animal care and use program and is responsible for reviewing all animal care applications using vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, inspecting animal facilities and overseeing training and educational programs.
The Division of Comparative Medicine (DLAM) is responsible for the care of all vertebrate animals at UNC.
The Office of Technology Commercialization handles the translation and commercialization of UNC inventions and technologies into meaningful products and services. This office is responsible for handling UNC’s intellectual property portfolio.
The Office of Research Development (ORD) supports UNC faculty pursuing convergence science and culture of innovation by providing several key resources that enhance grant competitiveness. ORD facilities project ideation, resource identification, and multidisciplinary team formation.
UNC Environment Health and Safety (EHS) provides a safe environment for UNC through education, training, consultation, recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, and ensuring regulatory compliance and minimizing potential liabilities.
North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) accelerates clinical and translational research from health science to discovery to dissemination of patients and communities by providing training opportunities, proposal development, pilot funding and other opportunities.
The Office of Research (OoR) supports SOM research, and is involved in the infrastructure, communication and development necessary for the growing research needs. OoR can also provide grant proposal assistance (provide link to https://www.med.unc.edu/oor/research/grant-prep-assistance/ ), such as resource language and T32 tables and information.
The Office of Research Information Systems provides IT/IS support to Research offices involved in UNC research.

Research Policies

The following offices and websites provide important policy information for UNC SOM faculty members.

The Research Compliance Program strives to promote best practices and ethical behavior of faculty activities by anticipating risk and encouraging strong stewardship and management accountability at all levels. This program is the home for the Conflict of Interest program (provide link to https://research.unc.edu/coi/ ).
The University and Administrative Policies website contains access to both University (broad application throughout the university) and Administrative (general application to members of the university community developed by a department of unit) policies.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is a source of information to encourage success among UNC postdoctoral scholars. Faculty members can also find Postdoctoral Scholars Policies (provide link to https://research.unc.edu/postdoctoral-affairs/mentors-and-staff/resources-for-mentors/) through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
The SOM Office for Medical Student Research assists students and their mentors to find and participate in research experiences. This website contains a wealth of information for faculty members, including important policies for students participated in the Carolina Medical Student Research Program
The Office for Undergraduate Research expands opportunities for undergraduate research by providing a multiple resources and opportunities. Faculty mentors can find important policies and expectations and other important resources related to undergraduate research on this website.

Funding Agencies and Resources

SOM faculty can use the links below to access common funding agencies and grant management resources.