The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Winter 2019: Issue 6

News & Updates

Final Deadlines for 2019

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will not be available to process proposal and award transactions during the upcoming University closure. ConnectCarolina transactions must be submitted by 5 PM Today, December 20Continued

Guidance on Science and Security

Regularly updated guidance is available on the OSR webpage concerning science and security. Please use it as a resource to remain informed on this topic.


Update to OSR Operating Standard 500.12

(OSR) has revised Operating Standard 500.12 - Consultants. Key changes are that PI signatures on invoices and agreements between the Dept and Consultants are no longer required. Continued

University Research Week Highlight

Researchers from Carolina, and around the nation, came together to support research engagement and to drive curiosity across campus. The Office of Research Communications provides impactful research stories from this week here.

Training Opportunities

Carolina RAPiDs

OSR Carolina RAPiDs is an online training program designed to provide comprehensive training for research administrators at UNC. Continued

NCURA Award Lifecyle Webinar

The NCURA Lifecycle of the Award webinar series offers training on several broad research administration topics relevant to research institutions. Start your training here.


RAFTs Training

OSR RAFTs provides in-person training and networking opportunities for the campus research community with training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration. Continued

CITI Online Training

UNC now offers two courses for enrollment in the CITI online learning program: Essentials of Research Administration and Essentials of Grant Development. Continued

Staff Updates

New Employees

Cost Analysis and Compliance

Anne Green Post-Award Financial Analyst  

Research Administration

Erica Glover Contract Manager | James Borden Contract Manager


Open Positions

Sponsored Projects Specialist
Business Systems Analyst
Operations Support Coordinator
Sponsored Projects Accounting Manager


How do I receive help on questions for the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP)?

Please email with any questions about SIP. For detailed assistance on using SIP, visit our SIP Help-Training webpage. For specific subagreement questions, email your Sponsored Projects Specialist.

How do I revise information on SIP that I have already submitted?

Please make the necessary changes within the confirmation email that you received and email the corrections to DO NOT create a new SIP form to make revisions.

Subagreements are only issued for one year, if the sponsor provides us with funding for more than a year, how do I handle SIP submittals?

Please only submit the documentation needed for the year that is being issued. Per OSR process, we will require this information each year in order to issue the subagreement.


For more frequently asked questions for SIP and other topics, see our FAQs page. To submit your questions to OSR, click the 'Ask OSR' button below. 

In Other News

Accounts Payable Tax Reporting Obligations for Study Subjects

For tax purposes, all study subject payments in 2019 that equal $200 or more must be reported. The deadline for reporting this information to Accounts Payable is 5:00pm December 20, 2019Continued

Campus Deposit Deadlines for Calendar Year End

Please note that all cash/check deposits must be received by 9 AM Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 to be considered a December 2019 deposit. All credit cards and electronic deposits made prior to Thursday, December 19 will be processed as normal. Continued

Sales tax on P-Card purchases

Prior to ordering, inform the merchant that you are making a university purchase and will need to have the sales tax removed. Continued

Resource for More Accurate Voucher Payments

Campus users are reminded and encouraged to use the Review Supplier page before creating a campus voucher to avoid selecting an incorrect supplier when paying employees, students and affiliates.Continued

NIH Operating Under Continuing Resolution

Continuing the procedures identified under NOT-OD-19-031, the NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards generally up to 90% of the previously committed level. Continued

NSF Biosketch Update

Beginning January 2020, NSF will only except PDF biosketches through an approved format. SciENcv is now an approved format. Continued

Revised Suspense Charges Reports

New enhancements are available in the Suspense Charge Report. Key changes include:   
  • Amounts now shown in separate columns for earnings, deductions and taxes 
  • Fiscal Year filter has been added to both the Department and School reports 

Endeavors Newsletter

Celebrate 2019 research accomplishments at UNC with Office of Research Communications' endeavors newsletter

FUNDamentals Newsletter

Learn more about UNC Arts & Humanities Research Grant winners and other Office of Research Development news in their FUNDmentals newsletter
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