• Fiscal Year 2019 Rates for Sponsored Projects

    The fringe benefits and health insurance rates for sponsored projects have been set for the 2019 fiscal year. Refer to the attached rate schedules to appropriately determine personnel benefits in proposals. SCHEDULE I   Fringe Benefits      Health Insurance  … Continued

  • Registration Open for the 2018 Symposium!

    The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce that registration for the 5th annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is open! This event will take place on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at the McColl Building of the UNC Kenan-Flagler … Continued

  • New Process for Budgeting and Applying Health Insurance Costs for Faculty’s Summer Salary

    Effective for Summer 2018, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is implementing a change in how health insurance costs are both budgeted and sourced for faculty with 9 month appointments. Since ConnectCarolina recognizes no distinction between 9 month appointment pay … Continued

  • New RAMSeS Enhancements

    Improved RAMSeS Contact Search Tool and New Certificate of Confidentiality Guidance A RAMSeS system enhancement has been implemented to improve the Contact search tool in the RAMSeS Help Menu and incorporate new requirements and communication on Certificate of Confidentiality pertaining … Continued

  • Save the Date: August 10th

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce the next UNC Symposium for Research Administrators will take place on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the McColl Building of the UNC Kenan-Flagler … Continued

  • New Business Process for Budget Revisions and Prior Approvals

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is currently in the process of updating forms used by Research Administrators to improve efficiency. The first improvements are to the Budget Revisions and Institutional Prior … Continued

  • OSR Website Redesign

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Redesigned OSR Website is Here! The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to announce the release of a redesigned website! Internal and campus feedback was used to implement the redesign … Continued

  • Call for Abstracts

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 5th Annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce a call for abstracts to present at the 5th Annual Symposium for Research Administrators. The deadline … Continued

  • New RAMSeS Enhancements

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to announce a two-part RAMSeS system enhancement. RAM Tracker Transparency and a new Attachments section in the RAMSeS Billing Tab will provide campus users … Continued

  • Updated Fringe Benefits Memorandum for Fiscal 2018

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective July 1, the university is implementing a central pool for the payout of terminal level (see memo here). This central terminal leave payout pool will fund any unused vacation and bonus … Continued

  • Central Pool for Terminal Leave Payouts – Effective July 1, 2018

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Date: March 26, 2018 To: Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs From: Andy Johns, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Dwayne Pinkney, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations Re: Implementation of … Continued

  • Correction to Additional GSHIP Charges Posted

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List This notice confirms that the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has addressed the UNC Finance transaction on October 31, 2017 that posted additional GSHIP charges (related to memo below) by reversing the … Continued

  • Fiscal 2017 System Error in KK Budgets for Clinical Trials – Error Resolved

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Last year it was identified that budgets for some clinical trials were inadvertently impacted by fiscal year end transactions in the accrual ledger. This caused unintended budget fluctuations on some clinical trial … Continued

  • New RAMSeS System Enhancements

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List A RAMSeS systems update has been scheduled for tonight. The purpose of this update is to increase transparency and provide campus users access to relevant research administration information. Much of this update … Continued

  • RAMSeS Patch Notes v. 3.06

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Internal Processing Form – NIH Mechanism The NIH Mechanism is now required if ‘NIH Grant’ has been selected in the ‘Award Type’ field For NIH T-Series Mechanism, a pop-up window will include … Continued

  • Policy Update – Unallowable Expenditures and Overdrafts

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective December 21, 2017, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has an updated Policy pertaining to Unallowable Expenditures and Overdrafts and has provided a new Procedure document to clarify the existing process. … Continued

  • OSR December Break Proposal Submission Deadlines

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The University will be closed on December 25, 2017, and reopen on January 2, 2018. Due to this closure, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will not be available to submit proposals. … Continued

  • Updated Policy and Procedure for Cost Transfers

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective December 1, 2017, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has an updated Policy and Procedure pertaining to Cost Transfers for all sponsored projects. Effective with this updated policy, the following deadlines … Continued

  • Update on System Error in KK budgets for Clinical Trials

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Updated Policy and Procedure for Residual Fund Balances

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • New RAMSeS Personnel Role for Lead PI Changes

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Checking Payroll Suspense Chartfields

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Change in Project ID Set-Up Process

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Changes in ecrt System to SHRA Period of Performance

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Application of the New Budget Pool Method

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • NIH Loan Repayment Program – Application Process

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Upcoming Change to OSR Pre-Audit Workflow

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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 … Continued

  • Fiscal Year 2018 Fringe Benefits

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List 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: https://research.unc.edu/files/2017/08/FY-2018-Annual-Fringe-Benefits-Memorandum_Final.pdf Rates … Continued

  • Upcoming Effort Certification & ecrt Training Dates

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Our next effort certification period is rapidly approaching. Here are a few important things for you to consider as we get closer to our next effort certification period beginning on September 1, … Continued

  • Announcement of New Assistant Director of Contracting

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List I am very pleased to announce Liz Thornberry Moore as the new Assistant Director of Contracting in the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). She most recently held the position of Contract Manager … Continued

  • Notice of Award Communication in RAMSeS

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Effective August 1, 2017, OSR communications on notice of awards will be sent as an automated email from RAMSeS once an award document is received for a proposal IPF. This process replaces … Continued

  • Register for 2017 UNC Symposium for Research Administrators

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Dear Colleagues, Registration is now open for the 2017 UNC Symposium for Research Administrators. This full day event is hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and sponsored by the Office of the … Continued

  • New Budgeting Model Available for Private Sponsors

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Colleagues – Current University policy on Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost recovery for sponsored projects accommodates reduced or waived F&A for Non-Profit Sponsors when the sponsor has a published policy limiting F&A … Continued

  • Purchasing Computers on Sponsored Projects

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Recent changes in Federal regulations as outlined in Uniform Guidance have allowed awardees more flexibility to charge computers to sponsored projects as direct costs. As a result of these changes, the Office … Continued

  • Revised RAMSeS IPF Routing Structure

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List IMPLEMENTATION: Thursday, May 25, 2017 after 7:00 P.M. IMPACT: Only IPFs created and routed after implementation will utilize the new passive approval process. IPFs created prior to implementation and routed after the … Continued

  • Gift vs. Sponsored Project

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Private fundraising is central to Carolina’s future. When corporations, foundations, and other private donors provide gifts to the university, the funds are handled entirely by the Development Office. When these entities provide … Continued

  • NIH Salary Cap – Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List Currently the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, restricts the amount of direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards to the Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. … Continued

  • Director, Research Administration, Office of Sponsored Research

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List I am pleased to announce that Jennifer Teixeira will join the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) as the Director of Research Administration. Jennifer has over 15 years of university experience with 12 … Continued

  • Interim Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Research

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List It is my pleasure to welcome Renee Gonzales as the new Interim Executive Director of UNC’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). Reporting to me, Renee will lead the OSR’s daily operations, including … Continued

  • Save the Date OSR Sponsored Training Opportunity

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce a special 2-day training opportunity in conjunction with The Society for Research Administration International. SRA International is the premier research management association; providing … Continued

  • New Facilities and Administration Rate

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List On January 7, 2017, UNC finalized its new facilities and administrative (F&A) rate agreement with DHHS. Beginning July 1, 2017, UNC’s new F&A rate will be increased from 52.0% to 55.5%. Please … Continued

  • Office of Sponsored Research Town Hall

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List OSR Update Please join us for a discussion on recent developments and changes within the UNC Office of Sponsored Research regarding: Office Transition Update and New Hires Departmental and OSR Lifecycle Roles … Continued

  • OSR Holiday Schedule

    As a reminder, the University is officially closed starting at 5 pm on Friday, December 23rd and will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, January 3rd. The Office of Sponsored Research will also be closed during this period. All research … Continued

  • OSR Transformation

    The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce the initial launch of its organizational transformation. Pre-Award Services has merged with Award Management to form the new Research Administration group under the direction of John Sites, who will serve as … Continued

  • RASG Fall Forum 2016 Recap

    On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, RASG hosted the 2016 Fall Forum.  The agenda and presenters included: Welcome and Introduce RASG Committee — Joni Bowling (joni_bowling@unc.edu) Fall Forum Flyer OSR Transformation Updates — Andy Johns (andy_johns@unc.edu) Closeout Process — Jenifer Gwaltney … Continued

  • RASG Fall Forum 2016

    Save the Date! On Wednesday, November 9th, RASG will be hosting their 2016 Fall Forum. The event will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 in the Fox Auditorium in Carrington Hall. More information to come!

  • FDP Expanded Clearinghouse Pilot

    Our institution has joined the Federal Demonstration Project (FDP) Expanded Clearinghouse Pilot. The Expanded Clearinghouse pilot seeks to test an Entity Profile, including using a national repository of posted information as a less burdensome alternative to achieve the stewardship obligations … Continued

  • 2016 UNC Research Symposium Presentation Materials

    Presentation materials from select sessions are now available online and can be found here. Thank you to all participants for making this year’s symposium the most successful yet.

  • 2016 UNC Research Symposium Registration — July 29

    We are pleased to launch the registration for the 2016 UNC Research Administration Symposium! This event will be held on Friday, July 29th with registration beginning at 7:30 am and the last session ending at 4:10 pm. Please follow this … Continued

  • Town Hall Meeting

    Please join us for an interactive conversation about the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). We will share updates on OSR’s ‘surge’ efforts, personnel changes, as well as current and upcoming initiatives. Come share your thoughts, voice your concerns and ask … Continued