Research Administration Support Group

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In support of the University’s mission to expand the body of knowledge and teach students of all levels in an environment of research and free inquiry, the Research Administration Support Group (RASG) will inform, educate, and support individuals involved in research and research administration by providing a forum for discussion and open exchange of ideas and an information network for policies, procedures, and sponsor guidelines.

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Meeting Schedule

The RASG will hold regular forums promoting open communication and discussion among researchers, research administrators and support personnel, and central University research administrators. Download presentations from previous meetings below.

Next Meeting


Steering Committee

Presentation Archive:

Downloadable presentations from previous meetings (note that not all RASG meetings have included downloadable presentations).

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Friday, November 12th 2010

Thursday, August 19th 2010

T32’s -Unlocking the Mystery

UNC has over fifty-two T32 Training Grants with over 900 faculty listed as trainers.  Do you manage post award for a T32 or help prepare T32 applications? Are your faculty serving as trainers on training grants? Presenters from OSR and campus units provided training from the pre-award and post-award perspectives.   The materials have been compiled into one presentation on the following topics:
  • Planning for a T32 submission
  • Components of a T32 Application
  • Developing a T32 budget
  • T32 Tables
  • Appointment and termination forms
  • Allowable costs
  • Progress Reports
  • Financial Reporting
  • xTrain-NIH’s new electronic system

Wednesday, March 17th 2010

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

What’s New in Research Administration and Compliance at UNC?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

December 12, 2006

September 6, 2006

BACK TO THE FUTURE-PT2, Systems and Approaches for a New Era in Research: Review of Implementation and Future Development

February 9, 2006

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? Research Career Banding and Other Hot Topics

The Office of Human Resources is beginning the initial phases of career banding implementation for designated research positions. This presentation will provide an overview of career banding, the status of current career banding activities in the research arena, a summary of what to expect during career banding implementation and a discussion of actions that can be taken now to prepare for the program rollout.

  • Vicki Bradley, Kathy Dutton, and Jason McDaniel – Countdown to Career Banding

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November 15, 2005:

LET’S “RAP” (RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION PROCESSES)-In our interactive RAP session, panelists will discuss issues which affect our RAP. Find out what YOU can do to facilitate the process!


  • Barbara Longmire, Director, Office of Clinical Trials (Pre Award)
  • Barbara Lyons, Financial Analyst, Comprehensive Cancer Center (Pre Award)
  • Cathy Rogers, Contract Specialist, Office of Sponsored Research (Pre Award)
  • Ellen Ludington, Deputy Director for Research Development, Psychiatry (Pre Award)
  • Kelly Musty, Financial Analyst, Office of Sponsored Research (Post Award)
  • Dianne Blake, Sr. Accounting Specialist, Highway Safety Research Ctr (Post Award)

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August 30, 2005:

Office of Sponsored Research Answers the Call:

  • Jim Peterson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, demonstrates the new Online Toolkits currently under development.
  • Kevin Maynor, Director of Cost Analysis and Compliance, discusses Service Centers – their functions, restrictions and best practices.
  • Hamilton Brown, Director of Pre-Award Services, discusses exceptional research, service and unfunded agreements.

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April 21, 2005:

January 19, 2005:

  • Who’s Watching? Why are they Watching? Why should I Care?
    • Adrian Shelton, Research Compliance Officer; Presentation: Research Compliance
    • Stan Koziol, Financial Controls Manager; Presentation: Internal Controls
    • Moderator: Scott Blackwood, Senior Director, Post Award Services.

October 13, 2004:

  • UNC-Chapel Hill’s Response to the NIH Roadmap Initiative: Rudy Juliano, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine. Presentation
  • Semi-Annual Laboratory Inspections: Rhonda Lewallen, IACUC Training/Compliance Coordinator, Office of Animal Care and Use. Presentation; Handout

July 15, 2004:

February 19, 2004:

April 10, 2003: