Regulatory Education & Training

We provide regulatory training that enables the research workforce to conduct quality research.

Our experts work in collaboration with various research groups and UNC Research Offices to develop high quality training programs for all levels of research personnel.

Training programs offered include:

  • Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel (5 week series) offered every Spring and Fall
  • Investigational New Drug (IND) and Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Workshop offered annually in collaboration with the Duke Regulatory Affairs program
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Course (1 week) offered each July
  • Workshops on a variety of regulatory topics offered through ReGARDD

Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel Series

The next series will be held for five Wednesdays beginning in March 2019 (March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, and 17 from 1:30 to 4:00pm) in room 219, Brinkhous-Bullitt Bldg.

Videos and slides of past sessions can be accessed at

This five part orientation is strongly recommended for all clinical research personnel who are new to UNC or new to research. The objectives are to introduce research personnel to the UNC offices involved in clinical trials, discuss the federal and local regulations governing conduct of research, and provide an overview of best practices utilized in the implementation of clinical research.


For questions about this series, please contact Amanda Wood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (919.843.9445).

Links to Training

  • HIPAA — UNC School of Medicine required, initial and annual refresher
  • CITI — IRB modules, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Good Clinical Practice
  • Research Central — Epic@UNC, CRMS, and CTRC training and reference guides
  • NRP — The UNC Network for Research Professionals in collaboration with NC TraCS hosts a variety of training and mentoring opportunities for clinical research personnel.

Need help determining the training you need? Talk to us.