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Odum Institute: Introduction to Survey Management

Tue. 27 Oct, 2020 9:00 am - Wed. 28 Oct, 2020 1:00 pm

This online 2-day (10/27 and 10/28) course will focus on the application of project management principles and techniques to the management of survey research projects. At the conclusion of the course participants will have a basic understanding of:

  • The principles of project management as applied to survey research
  • How to plan a survey project
  • How to implement the plan and manage the work
  • How to manage the project budget
  • How to manage the project contract

The course will cover a broad range of survey management topics, including: proposal preparation, Work Breakdown Structures, Gantt charts, organization charts, staffing, budgeting, management tools to monitor the work, and types of survey contracts. Course participants will receive a workbook containing all material presented in class.

Lisa Thalji, RTI International

Registration Fees:

  • UNC CH Students – $65
  • Others – $90


Department of Allied Health Sciences: Marginalized, stigmatized and vulnerable

Wed. 28 Oct, 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Marginalized, stigmatized and vulnerable: Addressing the intersection of homelessness, mental illness and atypical sensory processing in the age of COVID-19

Antoine Bailliard will present an overview of 3 current research projects involving adults with serious mental illness in community settings:

  1. HomeLink – a SAMHSA funded project addressing homelessness in the triangle area
  2. Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement – a project funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Lived Sensory Experiences of Adults with Psychotic Disorders – a project funded by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program.

Antoine Bailliard, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences


REDCap Open Training Session

Wed. 28 Oct, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The REDCap Open Training Session will review using surveys and provide ample time to answer any questions REDCap users might have.

Our current REDCap trainings are offered as webinar-only.


About REDCap

REDCap is a secure web application that can be used to build and manage case report forms, surveys and other data capture mechanisms for clinical research. NC TraCS provides training classes to assist you in getting started with building REDCap data collection forms for your research projects.

Current REDCap training offerings include:

  1. Forms (beginner)
  2. Forms: Hands On (beginner)
  3. Functions (advanced)
  4. Open Session (Surveys and general questions)
  5. Clinical Data Management (3-day)

For more information, please visit our REDCap webpage.

COVID-19 Journal Club: Cardiovascular Disease, Drug Therapy, and Mortality in Covid-19

Wed. 28 Oct, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the first session of a new monthly COVID-19 Journal Club, the TraCS CER team will lead a discussion on one of the now retracted articles using the Surgisphere data.

What were the signs that led some to question the data source, and what should we look for in terms of study design in non-randomized studies of treatment effects? Join us for a deep dive into the issues that determine how much we can trust Real World Evidence.


Michele Jonsson-Funk, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Gillings School of Public Health

Sara Dejene
Doctoral Candidate, Epidemiology
Gillings School of Public Health


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