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I am pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Research Symposium, which will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).  Please take this opportunity to save the date on your calendar and distribute the attached flyer throughout your departments. Unlike prior years, completion of the Tar Heel Certificate Program is not a prerequisite to attend the Symposium.

In order to help us plan the event and ensure adequate space we would like to ask that you complete a brief survey to indicate whether you plan to attend or not. We will have a more detailed session sign up later for you to register for specific topics.

The theme of this year’s Symposium is “The New Research Environment: A Unified Campus Collaborative”.  The Symposium will have two tracks for break-out sessions, one track for those new to research administration (or new to UNC), and a second for those who are veterans of research administration and looking for more advanced information.   A planning committee (staffed with representatives from Campus and OVCR/OSR offices) is hard at work developing the program and will soon be asking for your suggestions for specific break-out session topics via a survey.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you there!

Andy Johns

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Interim Director, Office of Sponsored Research

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