Conducting Clinical Research

Regulatory Support

We provide clinical regulatory assistance, guidance and education to investigators and study coordinators. We help ensure adherence with national regulatory and institutional requirements. We support clinical and translational research through the following programs: Scientific and tactical advice...


We collaborate with and provide consultations for investigators in biomedical research. We work with investigators to efficiently identify unmet statistical design and methodological needs, and develop new design and analysis methodologies to resolve roadblocks encountered in cutting-edge biomedical...

Clinical Research Ethics

We provide confidential ethics consultation on research design and ongoing research projects. We help with background research and policy advice on best practices in research ethics. We assist with research ethics issues that may fall outside the scope of IRB and IACUC oversight. Research ethics...

Research Recruitment and Retention

We provide cutting-edge resources to help researchers analyze protocols, accelerate start-up and manage recruitment throughout the study lifecycle. We assist researchers in achieving study recruitment goals, from feasibility to final visit completed. Recruitment & Retention We provide...

Comparative Effectiveness Research

We facilitate research to improve clinical treatment decisions and public health for diverse populations. We educate clinician-scientists in a range of CER methods. Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is designed to improve health care decision-making by providing evidence about the effectiveness,...

Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB)

We offer protocol monitoring services to UNC Investigators in need of an additional layer of oversight. The NC TraCS Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) was established to address the needs of local, investigator initiated studies requiring a DSMB. We function as a committee within the UNC...

Study Management / Coordination (RCMU)

We support UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care System investigators in conducting high quality clinical and translational research — ensuring regulatory compliance, procedural efficiency, and data collection best practices. We provide professional, experienced study coordinators and project...

Multicenter trial assistance

We provide assistance to investigators in developing and implementing multi-center clinical research studies. The Trial Innovation Network (TIN)* is a collaborative initiative within the CTSA program composed of three key organizational partners: the CTSA hubs, the Trial Innovation Centers (TICs),...

Research Registry Toolkit

The Research Registry Toolkit is designed to support teams creating and managing research registries at UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond. The Toolkit includes registry-relevant content about recruitment and engagement, data, and regulatory topics, and focuses solely on registries used for research purposes. Research...
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