Update on System Error in KK budgets for Clinical Trials

October 18, 2017

During the months of July and August, budgets for some clinical trials were inadvertently impacted by fiscal year end transactions in the accrual ledger. As a result, there were unintended budget reductions and/or increases that occurred on these clinical trials. … Continued

Updated Policy and Procedure for Residual Fund Balances

October 18, 2017

Effective October 17, 2017, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has an updated Policy and Procedure pertaining to residual fund balances on fixed price agreements. Effective with this updated policy, residual balances on sponsored projects will now be transferred to … Continued

New RAMSeS Personnel Role for Lead PI Changes

October 18, 2017

Effective October 18, 2017, an update to the RAMSeS Award Administration module will introduce a new personnel role called New Lead Principal Investigator (New Lead PI) and new data lock rules. The changes will help preserve historical data regarding the … Continued

Checking Payroll Suspense Chartfields

October 3, 2017

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has noticed an increasing number of employees with payroll distributing to suspense in recent months. In the last biweekly or monthly payroll for September 2017, there were 749 employees with payroll that distributed to … Continued

Change in Project ID Set-Up Process

September 21, 2017

Effective Friday, September 22, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will implement a change in process for setting up new Project IDs for sponsored projects that are not granted automatic carryover per award terms. Currently, sponsored projects with no automatic … Continued

Changes in ecrt System to SHRA Period of Performance

September 21, 2017

A recent change was made in the ecrt system that impacted the period of performance for SHRA employees with the intent to align the period of performance for both SHRA and EHRA employees. As a result, the SHRA employees have … Continued

Application of the New Budget Pool Method

September 21, 2017

Effective immediately, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) will no longer require detailed budgets when the sponsor does not require them. Projects that do not require detailed budgeting will use the budget pool in account … Continued

NIH Loan Repayment Program – Application Process

September 8, 2017

The NIH is accepting new and renewal applications for its five (5) Loan Repayment Programs (www.lrp.nih.gov). The application cycle is September 1, 2017 – November 15, 2017. In order to submit your application by the deadline, the UNC certification official … Continued

Upcoming Change to OSR Pre-Audit Workflow

August 22, 2017

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is restructuring OSR Pre-Audit workflow. This transition impacts the transaction approval process in ConnectCarolina. Part of this effort is to shift responsibility of Pre-Audit approval from the Research Administration (RA) to the Audit Team … Continued

Fiscal Year 2018 Fringe Benefits

August 18, 2017

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has updated fiscal year 2018 fringe benefits budgeting guidelines for sponsored agreements. The annual Fringe Benefits Memo is available on the OSR website at: http://research.unc.edu/files/2017/08/FY-2018-Annual-Fringe-Benefits-Memorandum_Final.pdf Rates are available on the OSR website at: http://research.unc.edu/sponsored-research/resources/data_res_osr_infosheet/#fringe2 … Continued