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The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) in partnership with the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS) and Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce a new process that will keep UNC research teams informed on changes made to PS Project IDs and help improve the experience of managing sponsored projects.

Last updated: 08/03/2020

What are Sponsored Project Notifications?

Email notifications that occur when an action is taken on a PS Project ID in ConnectCarolina. After a new project is set-up or certain criteria of a project are modified, new email notifications will be sent to key project personnel and managers with an attachment detailing the new information or changes. Prior to GoLive in ConnectCarolina, these types of notifications were available in FRS and known as Fund Authorities.

What action(s) will generate a Project Notification?

Newly Created PS Project ID

Email notification is sent when a new PS Project ID is created on a:

  • Funded Project
  • Project on a Financial Guarantee or Letter of Guarantee (LOG)

An email process exists for new project set-up, but better clarity as to what type of project (Prime or Subagreement) as well as more project details will be provided in these new notifications.

*NEW FEATURE* Change(s) made to a PS Project ID

Email notification is sent when these types of changes occur on a PS Project ID:

  • Change in Principal Investigator
  • Change in Budget (with some exceptions*)
  • Change in Project Dates

*In this initial release, budget information will not be available for clinical trials, interest and income projects, or IDIQ projects, but these are planned enhancement for future rollouts. Please see the Reference Guide and FAQ sections to learn more.

Where will Project Notifications be archived?

  • The ConnectCarolina Sponsored Projects attachment will be uploaded to RAMSeS attachments.

Who will receive these Project Notifications?

  • Principal Investigators (Award and Project)
  • Award Primary Contact
  • PS Project ID Managers (Award and Project)

Take the opportunity to review Backbone role permissions for your team members and ensure everyone who should be contacted with these project notifications have the appropriate roles. Do you need help finding your department’s Backbone Role Manager? Review this guidance for assistance.

Last updated: 08/11/2020

OSR Project Notification Reference Guide

Terms/Acronyms for Project Information


New PS Project ID Created – Funded Project


Change to an Existing PS Project ID


New PS Project ID Created – Project on Financial Guarantee


Last updated: 08/11/2020

Coming Soon

Last updated: 08/03/2020

Help from Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)

If you need assistance with a sponsored project transaction/request, please refer to the OSR Contact page for a list of all OSR email contacts and/or the OSR ServiceNow page for assistance submitting a help ticket. Commonly, most general sponsored projects requests are sent to ResAdminOSR@unc.edu.

Help from Office of Research Information Services (ORIS)

If you have technical issues with receipt of the Project Notification emails (i.e., email was blank, you should not have received the email, or your Backbone roles are appropriate, but you are not receiving emails), please contact ORIS at 919-843-2594 or via email at lsaddler@email.unc.edu.

Help from Information Technology Services (ITS)

If you have technical issues with the attachments of ConnectCarolina Sponsored Project Notifications (i.e., project, budget, or chartfield details are blank or inaccurate), please submit a help ticket via ServiceNow and in the description, reference “ROUTE TO OSR-HELP”.