Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research
The Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research is a NIH funded research facility on the UND campus.
The Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Health (NPBCR) is located adjacent to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.
Research and Research Training Spaces
- Observation rooms located outside the interview rooms (fitted with two-way mirrors) are used for participant observations and also to train researchers (including graduate students and research assistants) in interviewing techniques
- Clinical exam, interview, and testing spaces
- Interview rooms to collect dietary intake and nutritional data, personal/medical histories, behavioral characteristics, and psychological screenings.
- Interview areas designed to accommodate families
- Clinical laboratory and physical exam rooms for physical assessments of the research subjects
- Restroom and blood draw rooms to collect urine samples and blood samples
- Sample processing room to analyze (lipid profiles, HbA1c, proteins, etc.) and to store study samples
- Secure storage for confidential research subject records
- Waiting area surrounds a reception desk and helps minimize subject confidentiality problems