Allied Health Sciences: Faculty Resources

This is a guide for Allied Health Sciences faculty, with a focus on resources for new/junior faculty, mid-career faculty, and their mentors. It is also a broad, one-stop-shop for faculty at all levels.

Open Access & Scholarly Communications

For more information: HSL Guide on Open Access and Scholarly Communications

  • Includes resources for open access publishing, scholarly communications, managing your author rights, depositing your work, promoting your work, and more 

Sustainable Scholarship at UNC

Measure Your Research Impact

For more information: HSL Guide on Measuring Research Impact

  • Includes journal impact, author impact, author identifiers and profiles, Altmetrics, article level metrics
  • Also has a section on where to publish

Preserve, Share, and Promote Your Scholarly Work: Carolina Digital Repository (CDR)

Carolina Digital Repository

  • Includes manuscripts, posters, presentations, audio and video, master’s papers, capstone projects, open access datasets, and more (variety of file types)
  • Long term preservation for the UNC community, including faculty, students, and staff
  • Accessible and searchable; indexed in search engines
  • You decide who has access


  • Look up publisher policies for archiving in CDR

Data Management & Sharing

ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID

What is ORCID?

  • UNC-wide initiative coming soon
  • Open Researcher and Contributor ID (=ORCID)
  • Unique identifier for scholars; open science movement; address name ambiguity and changes over time;
  • Unique identifier helps with common names, name changes, different versions of names used on different publications (e.g., first, middle initial versions of names)
  • In the future, databases will incorporate searching by ORCID, making author searching easier
  • Journals and Funders (e.g., Autism Speaks) are beginning to require ORCID’s
  • Researcher ID systems (e.g., ORCID, Scopus Author ID, WOS ResearcherID) and NCBI My Bibliography, SciENcv (can be used to create NIH biosketches) are beginning to “speak” to one another

For more information: HSL ORCID Guide

Poster Design Resources

General Resources

HSL has a variety of resources to help you create the best visual representation of your research, whether it be a formal poster or another visual medium. Check out the following guides to get started:

Poster Design Consultations

One-on-one consultations are available for Poster Design. To request a consultation, please click on the red "Ask Us" button in the top right corner and submit your request there. An HSL staff member will respond within 24 hours.