• COI Enhancement in RAMSeS

    Role Changes for COI In order to ensure that appropriate Conflict of Interest (COI) reviews are completed for all UNC faculty, the roles in RAMSeS have been modified so that when faculty are selected on the RAMSeS personnel screen, a … Continued

  • OSR Training | COVID-19 Webinar Series

    COVID-19 Impacts on Industry Sponsored Projects This webinar will provide an overview and guidance on working with industry partners during this time of uncertainty. Date & Time Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Outline Industry Sponsored projects … Continued

  • Effort Certification Deadline Extended

    The effort certification deadline for the July 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019 reporting period has been extended to 5:00 pm on Monday, May 4, 2020. Computer system issues have delayed the most recent payroll load into the ecrt system, … Continued

  • Updates on Science and Security Guidance

    Recent Updates Updated General FAQs from Other Support Webinar NIH FAQ Other Support and Foreign Components updates NSF FAQ section added Webinar on NSF approved formats for the biographical sketch and current & pending support documents   Background The University … Continued

  • New Subrecipient Letter of Intent Forms

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) recently added new Subrecipient Letter of Intent forms to the Forms and Tools webpage. We have made the following updates to these forms based on user feedback: Ability to digitally sign forms regardless of … Continued

  • Webinar Recording Available

    The Impact to Other Support (NIH), Foreign Components (NIH), and Current and Pending Support (NSF) Webinar held on Thursday, April 9: Presentation Slides The impact of Science & Security concerns to the University covers many areas; however, this presentation will … Continued

  • eRA Commons Unavailable April 17 – 20

    Per NIH Guide Notice: NOT-OD-20-096, the electronic Research Administration (eRA) is planning to migrate its modules and data to the cloud April 17-20, 2020 (Fri-Mon). As a result, during this cloud migration, from 8 a.m. ET on Friday, April 17 … Continued

  • Updates to the OSR Forms and Tools Webpage

    Several updates to links and forms have been added to the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Forms and Tools webpage. Please review the summary below. Budgeting Correction to the Budget Revision Form – version dated 4/8/2020 This form is used … Continued

  • Process Change for LOGs and Outgoing Subs

    Project ID for outgoing sub generated when LOG processed Effective today, at the time a LOG (Letter of Guarantee or Financial Guarantee as it is named in RAMSeS) is fully processed for a pending award, all relevant project IDs will … Continued

  • RAM Reports Now Available

    OSR and ITS release a new financial reporting tool Research Administration Management (RAM) Reports were developed through a partnership with the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Information Technology Services (ITS) to provide an improved tool to manage sponsored project … Continued

  • Temporary Core/Research Service Center Rate Increase Option Due to COVID-19

    In response to the COVID-19 event and UNC’s policy for paying qualifying communicable disease mandatory employees (CDMEs) time and a half compensation for working on campus, the Cores/Research Service Centers (RSC) will have the option to temporarily increase their recharge … Continued

  • Salary Cap for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

    In National Institutes of Health notice NOT-OD-20-065, updated guidance has been provided regarding the salary cap limitations imposed for Fiscal Year 2020. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the … Continued

  • Calendar Year 2020 Fringe Benefits Memo

    Updates were made to Social Security (OASDI) Maximum Taxable Salary Base, Compensation Limits Subject to Retirement (TSERS & ORP), UNC Faculty Physicians (FP) Supplemental and Dental Insurance. Please refer to the updated Schedule I & II as well as OSR’s … Continued

  • New Salary Cap for FY20 – AHRQ Only

    In Notice NOT-HS-20-006, updated guidance has been provided for applicants, grantees, and contractors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) regarding the salary cap limitations imposed for Fiscal Year 2020. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Public Law … Continued

  • Carolina RAPiDs – Course 2 Release

    New Course Released The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to release the second course in Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system) – An Introduction to Research Administration About RAPiDs The Carolina RAPiDs Certificate in Research Certification … Continued

  • OSR Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP) Q&A Sessions

    The Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP), a web-portal consisting of online forms required for requesting subagreement actions, has been in place since October and the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will be offering two Q&A sessions on campus. Each session will … Continued

  • Updates on Graduate Student Fees

    In conjunction with ITS and the Graduate School, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has updated the guidance on the OSR Website for budgeting and charging graduate student fees. Effective with this announcement, all graduate student fees* may be budgeted … Continued

  • Update on Science and Security – 01/07/2020

    Collaborations are often the cornerstone of success in the research community and the University remains strongly committed to that idea by encouraging and supporting collaborative efforts worldwide. Concerns have been raised by Federal entities that certain international activities have begun … Continued

  • Revision to Operating Standard on Consultants

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has made a revision to Operating Standard 500.12 – Consultants. The purpose of this operating standard is to ensure that independent contractors conduct their portions of research projects in compliance with applicable regulations and … Continued

  • University Closure and OSR Deadlines

    The University will be closed on December 24 and reopen on January 2, 2020. During the closure, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will not be available to process proposal and award transactions. To ensure our office can meet any … Continued

  • Release of Science and Security Guidance

    Collaborations are often the cornerstone of success in the research community and the University remains strongly committed to that idea by encouraging and supporting collaborative efforts worldwide. Concerns have been raised by Federal entities that certain international activities have begun … Continued

  • Registration open – SRAI Training for Research Administrators @ UNC

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to annouce an upcoming training opportunity presented by the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI). A Walk-Through of NIH Awards with Workshops on Export Controls and NIH Training Grants November 12 – … Continued

  • Cash Advance Documentation Update

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has updated 500.14, Procedure 1 – Cash Advance Requests and Reconciliations to reflect that original documentation is no longer required for cash advance reconciliations charged to sponsored projects. OSR will accept electronic copies of … Continued

  • OSR Releases the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP)

    The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to release the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP), a web-portal consisting of several online forms required for requesting subagreement actions. SIP is a one-stop shop to Initiate a Subagreement, Amend an Existing Subagreement, … Continued

  • Second Session Now Available for OSR RAFTs

    Due to overwhelming interest for the RAFTs on Wednesday, October 23, OSR is holding an additional session to cover the same topic/discussion on Tuesday, October 29. What are RAFTs? OSR RAFTs (Research Administration Forum and Training sessions) provide in-person training … Continued

  • Welcome to Carolina RAPiDs Training!

    About the Program The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is excited to release the first course in Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system). Carolina RAPiDs is an online training program designed to provide comprehensive training for research administrators … Continued

  • New Guidance for SBIR and STTR Programs

    A number of federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense receive congressionally mandated funding to support research and development activities under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and … Continued

  • Updated guidance on NIH policies and FAQs regarding Other Support, Foreign Components, and Financial Conflicts of Interests

    Updated guidance from the vice chancellor for research on foreign influence concerns can be found here. In May, notice was sent from the Office of the Vice Chancellor to the research community regarding the resources available at our University in … Continued

  • Budgeting Fringe Benefits and Fixed Health Insurance Rates for FY 2020

    Due to a veto of the proposed FY 2019-2020 budget for the State of North Carolina, the annual update to fringe benefits and health insurance rates for sponsored projects has not occurred. The Office of Sponsored Research has elected to … Continued

  • NIH Changes to Fetal Human Tissue Research

    Revised on: August 28, 2019 New FAQs page on the NIH Website In response to NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-128 on Changes to NIH Requirements Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research, NIH has published a Frequently Asked Questions section on this topic. … Continued

  • New NSF Biosketch Requirements

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to … Continued

  • ServiceNow Launch and OSR

    ITS help.unc.edu is getting a makeover! Not only is the design changing to be more modern and user-friendly, but the underlying system used to track support and service requests (Remedy tickets) will change to a new platform called ServiceNow and … ServiceNow Launch and OSR“>Continued

  • Correction to Graduate Student Fees Table

    A correction in the sum totals for Allowable fees on the Graduate Student Fees Table has been made in both the annual and semester columns. One of the allowable fees had accidentally been omitted from the sum total amounts and … Continued

  • 2019 Symposium Registration is OPEN!

    UNC Symposium for Research Administrators Thursday, August 15, 2019 Friday Conference Center at UNC This full day symposium will include Concurrent Sessions, a Keynote talk, Research Expo highlighting the Research Environment @ UNC, and offer an opportunity to network with … Continued

  • Internal Proposal Submission Deadlines

    In support of the University’s research mission, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and the SOM Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) share responsibility for the review and submission of research proposals. This shared responsibility is defined in the OSR Operating Standard … Continued

  • Research.gov Proposal Submissions

    Updates to Research.gov Proposal Submissions The following updates have been made to Research.gov effective June 24, 2019: Ability to submit collaborative proposals containing subawards An auto-generated email will now be sent to SPOs and AORs when PIs enable proposal access … Continued

  • Budgeting Guidance for Graduate Student Fees

    Revised on: August 27, 2019 Updated FY20 Rates for Allowable Fees on Federal Funding Earlier this year, the UNC Graduate School announced a mandate updating University guidelines for payment of mandatory graduate student fees for Fall 2019 implementation. In response, … Continued

  • Cayuse Application Update

    Cayuse is Operational Cayuse is available to users again. If you experience any additional issues using the application, please contact ORIS at 919-843-2594 or email Lori Saddler, lsaddler@email.unc.edu. OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List

  • Cayuse Down June 25, 2019 at 12:00pm

    Cayuse Unavailable To resolve performance issues in Cayuse noticed by several users on campus, the Cayuse application will be down for updates beginning at 12:15 today. Please immediately save your data and logout of the application. We anticipate the downtime … Continued

  • OSR Operating Standards Moving to PolicyStat

    Effective July 1, 2019, Operating Standards and Procedures for the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will migrate to PolicyStat, the official repository for policies, procedures, and standards at UNC-Chapel Hill. After migration, the OSR Operating Standards and Procedures webpage will … Continued

  • RAM Tracker Transparency Update

    New RAM Tracker Transparency Dashboard Research Award Management (RAM) Tracker was created to assist the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) with day-to-day management of award requests by providing real-time visibility of transaction status in process. The RAM Tracker Transparency roll-out … Continued

  • 2019 Symposium for Research Administrators

    Save the Date The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce the date and location for the 6th Annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators. Thursday, August 15, 2019 Friday Conference Center at UNC off campus with free parking Similar … Continued

  • Graduate Student Fees Allowable on Federal Funding Sources

    The UNC Graduate School announced a new mandate on March 7, 2019, updating University guidelines for payment of mandatory graduate student fees. The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has identified the standard fees that may be charged to Federal research … Continued

  • Update to the RAMSeS Internal Processing Form

    New International Activities Questions in the IPF Effective May 10, 2019, the RAMSeS Internal Processing Form (IPF) displays a new question in the “General Proposal Information” section. Will the proposed project involve activities primarily focused outside of the United States? … Continued

  • Reporting Harassment Findings and Actions to the National Science Foundation

    Memorandum RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2019 FROM: Terry Magnuson Vice Chancellor for Research Felicia Washington Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement RE: Reporting Harassment Findings and Actions to the National Science Foundation Please visit the Office of Sponsored … Reporting Harassment Findings and Actions to the National Science Foundation“>Continued

  • NIH Releases New Salary Cap for FY19

    Updated Salary Cap for Grants and Cooperative Agreements Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice NOT-OD-19-099, the Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 6, 2019, the salary cap … Continued

  • Update on Revision of NSF PAPPG

    New Effective Date for the Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) was postponed. We are … Continued

  • Update on eRA Commons Login Issues

    Because of new security protocols recently put in place, eRA Commons user profiles were reset to comply with the NIH’s password policy (passwords must be reset every 120 days). eRA Commons users experiencing issues logging in due to the expiration … Continued

  • Updated FY 2019 Fringe Benefits Memo

    Budgeting Fringe Benefits and Fixed Health Insurance Rates The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 fringe benefits budgeting guidelines for sponsored agreements have been updated to reflect calendar year changes to the following categories: Social Security (OASDI) Maximum Taxable Salary Base Compensation … Continued

  • Guidance on Partial Government Shutdown

    Last Updated January 31, 2019 Guidance from UNC-Chapel Hill Administration Dear Campus Community, As you probably are aware, Congress is currently negotiating a deal to avoid a partial federal government shutdown. If an agreement is not reached today by midnight, … Continued