The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Winter 2020: Issue 11

News & Updates

University Closure and OSR Deadlines

The University will be closed on December 24 and reopen on January 4, 2021. During the closure, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will not be available to process proposal and award transactions. Continue

Subrecipient v. Consultant Guidance

OSR is excited to release the Subrecipient v Consultant Guidance, which provides campus with a resource to assist in determining whether an outside entity should be a Subrecipient or a consultant. Continue

Updates to Operating Standards

The following OSR Operating Standards have been updated to provide additional clarification and guidance:

Research Spotlight

Stories from Endeavors

Stories from The Well

Training Opportunities

Releasing in early January 2021  

Carolina RAPiDs Course 4 - Financial Concepts

There are several core cost principles that govern budgeting and charging expenses on sponsored projects. This course explores those principles in relation to indirect and direct costs as well as cost sharing. 

COVID-19 Impacts Webinar Series

The COVID-19 Impacts Webinar Series seeks to provide clear guidance to research administrators as they manage projects during these uncertain times.

Science and Security Webinar Series

The Science and Security Webinar Series seeks to provide up-to-date guidance on managing projects in a cooperative and secure manner. 

NCURA Award Lifecycle Webinar

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

Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Training

OSR Carolina RAPiDs (Research Administration Professional instructional Development system) is designed to provide a comprehensive training program for research administrators at UNC.

Symposium Sessions Available

All symposium session recordings are now available on the symposium website.

Did You Know?

Q: How do I know if an invoice has been paid?

A: Go to the AR tab in RAM Reports and it will show the status of the invoice. See more about RAM Reports here

Q: How do I view an invoice?
A: Use the AR tab in RAM Reports and click on the invoice number to view details. See more about RAM Reports here

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

In Other News

eRA Commons Home Page and Landing Screen Enhancements 
eRA Commons will have new home and landing screens starting in January 2021. They say modernized screens provide a simpler interface that reflect user feedback. It’s not just a pretty face! The new look comes with enhanced security and stability for the Commons module. Read more here, view screen shots here, and view a video introduction here.

NIH Extramural Nexus for December 2020
NIH released a compendium of posts on various topics related to research. See them here.

CC Updates for December
The ConnectCarolina team released a number of updates for December including Month-End Close Deadlines. Continue

Electronic W-2s
The ConnectCarolina team has sent a reminder that you can enroll in electronic W-2s. Continue
Fund Swap Date Ranges
When entering a Fund Swap ePAR, the first page “Step 1 of 3” includes fields for Begin Date and End Date. These two fields should be left blank! By leaving them blank, the fund swap can populate all of the existing funding grids for that fiscal year for the requested position or appointment. Continue

P-Card Reminder
Gift Certificates and Gift Cards are restricted from purchase on the P-Card per 1252.2 – Procedure on Using a Purchasing Card. Any exception for gift card purchases related to Research Projects requires advanced approval by the Office of Sponsored Research. Email the P-Card Team here.

News & Updates Across UNC


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