Resources for Gillings Researchers

Research, Innovation and Solutions, in collaboration with other School and University units, offers a variety of resources and services to facilitate research for the School’s researchers.

UNC’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides research administration for all externally funded grants and contracts at UNC.  Refer to this information sheet for all proposal submissions.  Check out the OSR newsletter for the most recent updates from OSR.


Required Research Training

For more information:  The Research Compliance Learning Exchange is an at-a-glance, at-your-fingertips, all-things-Research Compliance learning and information tool for UNC researchers, their research teams, research administrators, and research-related IT personnel.

Conflict of Interest Training

Ethics Training/IRB CITI Ethics Training

Animal Research Training

Conflict of Interest Training

All UNC School of Public Health faculty, staff, and students must complete COI training.

Ethics Training/IRB CITI Ethics Training

Research involving human subjects or identifiable data from human subjects.

Animal Research Training

Research involving live vertebrae animals.

Conflict of Interest Training

Required for: All UNC School of Public Health faculty, staff, and students must complete COI training. For more information, see COI Policy

Ethics Training/IRB CITI Ethics Training

Required for: All UNC faculty, staff, and students participating in research involving human subjects or identifiable data from human subjects must complete IRB CITI Ethics training.

Animal Research Training

Required for: All UNC faculty, staff, and students participating in research involving live vertebrae animals are required to register for training with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Preparing your Proposal

The School of Public Health has brought together various pieces of descriptive information about central resources and facilities, if needed, for grant applications.  The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has great resources to help with the proposal development and submission stage.

Be sure to speak with your departmental HR consultant regarding any new positions or hires that you are considering during the proposal development stage.

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Grant Boilerplates

Do you need typical information about UNC or Gillings facilities and resources for you grant? Here are Word documents with commonly used language for standard components of grant applications.

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Publishing and Disseminating your Results

Here are a few places to start as you begin thinking about disseminating your research.

Communications Office

If you have a story about your research, scholarship or service experiences that might be interesting to the media, on our website, please contact David Pesci at or 919-962-2600.

Journal Impact Factors

Journal impact factors are published by the Journal Citation Reports of Thomson Scientific’s Institute for Scientific Information. A journal impact factor is a “measure of the frequency with which the ‘average article’ in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period.” JCR calculates the impact factor of a journal by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years. ISI Journal Citation Reports are available online.

Other University Resources

The Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core provides graphic design and database development services, among others.

UNC Design Services provides graphic design services to UNC-Chapel Hill as part of the University’s integrated marketing plan.

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Departmental Contacts

Please contact the individuals listed below to obtain descriptive information about each department’s respective facilities and resources.

Contact: Evie McKee

Carolina Survey Research Laboratory
Contact: Robert Agans

Center for Environmental Health & Susceptibility
Contact: Rhonda Turner

Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
Contact: Carolyn Hagy

Environmental Sciences & Engineering
Contact: Doris Dworschak

Contact: Vicki Moore

Health Behavior
Contact: Marcia Margotta 

Health Policy & Management
Contact: Terri Gault

Maternal & Child Health
Contact: Lisa Perry

Contact: Chris Anderson

Public Health Leadership Program
Contact: Kathryn Cheek

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Updated School Tobacco Policy

Click here review the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s policy on funds from tobacco companies and list of applicable companies (updated August 8, 2016).