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OSP Email Contacts

Below are the main inboxes in use at OSP. Please use these inboxes based on their descriptions. If you are uncertain of which inbox to use, please email our main inbox You can also reach individuals within our office via our Business Units page.
This inbox is responsible for all general inquiries, proposal requests, new awards, modifications/amendments, audit information requests, and research system access requests.

General Inboxes
This is the main inbox for all OSP news and announcements, events, forms, and website feedback.
This is the main inbox for all training inquiries, requests, and issues for OSP.
This is the main inbox for all general inquiries and communications related to the annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators.

Research Admin Inboxes
This is the main inbox for the Contracting team that is responsible for all types of contracting, including DUAs, CDAs, and clinical trials.
This is the main inbox for all SIP submissions, general inquiries, and communications related to outgoing subagreements.

Research Core/Centers
This inbox is responsible for all inquiries regarding Research Service Centers at the University, including the establishment of a new service center and reviews of existing centers.
This inbox is responsible for all inquiries regarding research core development at the University.

Financial Inboxes
This inbox is responsible for all requests concerning invoicing or financial reports for sponsored projects. Any questions concerning invoices and financial reports including requests for supporting documents should be sent here.
This inbox is responsible for all final invention statement (FIS) requests, including submission requests, status updates, requesting a FIS, and any other general FIS inquiries.
This inbox is responsible for all effort certification questions and concerns, including specific effort certification requirements and system assistance.

Audit Inboxes
This inbox is responsible for sending and receiving post-award review inquiries as well as communications with subrecipients.
This inbox is responsible for desk audit requirement submissions and a resource for any questions from departments on campus.


Sponsored Programs Office (SPO)

SPO is the unit responsible for all School of Medicine (SOM) applications and pre-award actions.

Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS)

ORIS provides quality IT/IS support to research offices at the University in addition to designing and maintaining information systems for use by faculty and staff within the research community.

  • Systems Supported: ACAP, AIR, ALICE, Backbone, Blue, IRBIS, RAMSeS
  • Help Desk: or (919) 843-2594

Additional IT/IS Support

Office of Clinical Trials (OCT)

Provides compliance and regulatory support for clinical trials at UNC.

Conflict of Interest (COI)

Responsible for implementing the policies and processes related to the integrity of its decision-making processes, along with partnering offices and committees across the University.

IRB and the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE)

Responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that involves human subjects. OHRE supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Oversees the University’s animal care and use program and is responsible for reviewing all animal care applications using vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal animal welfare regulations, inspecting animal facilities and investigator laboratories, investigating animal concerns, and overseeing training and educational programs. *Also called the Office of Animal Care & Use (OACU).

Office of Sponsored Programs

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104 Airport Drive Suite 2200, CB 1350
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350

Phone: (919) 966-3411
Fax: (919) 962-5011

Email address:

OSP Hours

OSP is located on the second floor of the Administrative Office Building (AOB) and is open to the public weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Appointments are not required. Face masks are required and social distancing is enforced.


Visitor permit parking spaces are available at the front of the building for easy access to OSP. Additional parking is available in an overflow lot across from the Giles Horney Building in the R1/R2 Overflow Parking Lot.

Bus Service

The AOB is on the NU Express Route that goes to the P parking lot.

Drop Box

A green drop box labeled for “Office of Sponsored Programs” is located on the ground floor at the front entrance of AOB. During remote operations, materials (checks included, but NO CASH) for OSP can be dropped here at any time and OSP retrieves items daily to process.