Health Research Stakeholders

Join our stakeholder network.

We invite agencies, organizations, and individuals to join our growing network of health research stakeholders interested in supporting research efforts that advance the health of North Carolinians.

Stakeholder collaboration allows for the conduct of relevant and community-driven health research. We are looking to expand our network of health research stakeholders committed to building sustainable research partnerships. To learn more about joining our network, request a consultation with CARES.

Become an approved vendor.

Through an application and selection process (see "Request for Information" details below), stakeholders who are interested in and qualified to collaborate on health research initiatives can also obtain the status of "approved vendor" from the University.

This "approved vendor" status facilitates the payment process by allowing stakeholders to complete necessary financial paperwork only once. This process can be completed ahead of any contractual agreements, thereby decreasing the time it takes to receive financial compensation payments.

To apply to become a UNC vendor, request a consultation with CARES. Our staff will guide you through the "Request for Information (RFI)" application process and answer any questions you might have.

Forms: View the overview of the Request for Information (RFI) to learn more about Health Research Stakeholders and the RFI process. Download and complete the full Health Research Stakeholder RFI Application to formally apply.

Submission Due Dates: We review applications from stakeholders on a monthly basis. Responses received by the 5th of each month will receive a response by the end of that month.


Who are Health Research Stakeholders?

A health research stakeholder is someone who is interested in, and might have direct involvement in, health research. A health research stakeholder is someone who values the importance of health research and wants to have a voice in how this research is designed, conducted, and disseminated.

We seek health research stakeholders with a variety of health experiences, interests, expertise, family histories, primary languages and geographic areas of residence within NC. Direct experience with health research is not required. Agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in collaborating on and contributing to health research are encouraged to apply. Individuals from or with a knowledge base in NC populations underrepresented in health research, and agencies/organizations serving underrepresented populations, are especially encouraged to apply.