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NIH Guide Notice: NOT-OD-15-106

Please read the NIH Guide notice Applicant Responsibilities in Maintaining the Integrity of NIH Peer Review

Summer Effort Guidance

With summer right around the corner, I know many of you are working on summer salary actions.  Please refer to the document Summer Effort Guidance that was prepared in response to questions posed last summer.  At this site of OSR Standard Operating Procedures, you will also find a series of scenarios and a calculation tool designed to make the task a little easier.  We hope you find these documents helpful. ~ Robin Cyr, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Director for the Office of Sponsored Research.  

NIH Announcement

NIH has published a notice about potential delays in their issuing awards this May. Please see the full notice for more information,  

Announcement: OSR Quarterly Forum

Please join us for the Quarterly Forum update on May 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Bondurant Hall, Room G100.

Guidance: Gift vs Sponsored Project

In March, a DDD memo was sent providing guidance on classifying gifts and sponsored projects.  Accurately distinguishing between gifts and sponsored projects is important for a several reasons.  There are variations regarding how gifts and sponsored projects should be budgeted and how the resulting projects should be administered.  Another important consideration is that gifts do not trigger review for the university’s obligations with respect to research compliance (e.g., IRB or IACUC), whereas sponsored projects do and are therefore reviewed and monitored.  And, the distinction also determines which office to work with to properly account for the funds. With continued growth in Carolina’s research program, and on-going capital giving campaigns a task force was convened to review and update the guidance used when making the determination of gift or sponsored project.   The final report includes definitions and a decision tree to help guide you in making an accurate determination.  The full report can be found on the OSR webpage or can be access via this link.