Looking for help with your research?

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to expanding and disseminating knowledge for the benefit of the people of North Carolina and the world. An important part of that commitment to knowledge is research of the highest ethical standards.

Information on research training, proposal boilerplates, policies, support offices and more are provided below.


Required Trainings

This section provides information on trainings researchers are expected to complete. Please follow the links below to the relevant webpages:


UNC Research Support Units

This section provides links to university-wide research support units available to UNC faculty and students.


Support for Contracts and Agreements

Did you know that principal investigators, faculty, staff, students, and departmental contacts are not authorized to sign agreements?


Gifts versus Grants and Contracts

Unsure about the difference between gifts, grants, and contracts? This section provides University guidance and policies regarding gifts, sponsored projects, and grants.


Information for your Proposals

In this section, we provide resources to help you prepare a variety of funding proposals. The resources provide general language that describes the research environment at UNC and Gillings, including research resources, diversity initiatives, and general information about the university. Modify these to fit the needs of your specific proposal.


Intellectual Property and Commercialization

This section provides information from the University on technology commercialization and intellectual property.


Global and Local Resources

In this section, you will find global and local research resources across the University.


Important Gillings School Policies

This sections provides links to specific Gillings School policies.


Gillings School Research Council

The Research Council was established in 1999 to discuss strategic planning and outcomes for research matters throughout the School. The Associate Dean for Research chairs the Research Council. Other members are faculty members, one from each department, one representing internal Centers/Institutes, one representing external Centers/Institutes and the Senior Director of Research and Innovation.


Gillings School Conflict of Interest Committee

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee seeks to identify and manage, reduce, or eliminate conflicts of interest that arise out of research and entrepreneurial endeavors related to our investigator’s many institutional activities for the purpose of preserving transparency, fostering independent decision-making, protecting research subjects, and ensuring integrity of the educational experience.

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