NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Announcing a new service from NC TraCS: Grant Application Scientific and Editorial Review. Also, upcoming events include Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel, Research Ethics and Biostatistics Grand Rounds, NCRP Educational Session, and Spring 2014 Clinical Trial Investigator Series. Plus, a special call for proposals in Dissemination and Implementation Science.


Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel
Four weekly modules will be held on Fridays in January.
Week 1 (Jan. 10): Orientation Series Overview and IRB Process
Week 2 (Jan. 17): Study Implementation and Good Clinical Practices
10 AM - 12 PM, Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219

Research Ethics Grand Rounds
Panel on ethical issues in the design and conduct of comparative effectiveness research in clinical settings and the “Learning Health Systems” model
Jan. 16, 12 - 1 PM, Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219

Biostatistics Grand Rounds
Jason Fine, "Association Models for Bivariate Competing Risks Data"
Hongtu Zhu, "Functional Analysis of Neuroimaging Data"
Jan. 17, 2:15 - 4:15 PM, Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219

NCRP Educational Session
Panel Discussion: IRB Application Guidance and Tips for Reducing Contingencies
Jan. 17, 1 - 2 PM, Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219

Spring 2014 Clinical Trial Investigator Series
Clinical Trial Budgets
Jan. 21, 3 - 4 PM, Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219

Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences
Jan. 22, 8:45 - 11 AM, Pleasants Room, Wilson Library


NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program - Special Call for Proposals in Dissemination and Implementation Science
Deadline: Feb. 18,  5PM


Grant Application Scientific and Editorial Review

The NC TraCS Institute is ready to assist UNC researchers in the design and preparation of their grant applications.

- Ongoing assistance from concept development to application submission
- Review of specific aims and study design
- Grantsmanship advice
- Editorial review for language and clarity
- Review for consistency with funding announcement focus and funding agency priorities
- Multi-investigator and multi-disciplinary grant applications edited for style and thematic consistency of projects and cores

For more information or to meet with a grant expert, contact Linda Johnsen, NC TraCS Central Coordinator, at or 919.966.6022.

Give yourself a competitive edge. Receive critical advice about your application before it is reviewed by study section.