The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Summer 2021: Issue 14

Event Highlight

Annual Symposium for Research Administrators
September 15th-16th, 2021
Virtual Event
Symposium Website

News & Updates

New Cost Share Journal Entry Type

The new OSR Cost Share JE is now available to easily record and track mandatory cost-share that was originally not able to be entered in ConnectCarolina. Continue

Updates to Guidance on Science and Security Webpage

Please review the recent updates to NIH and NSF guidance regarding science & security measures. Continue

Industry Contracting Webpage has Moved

OSR's Office of Industry Contracting webpage previously located at has now moved to the OSR website as a new page in Resources. Continued

New Account Codes for Study Subject Payments & Expenses

Effective July 1, 2021, new accounts 523150 (Study Subject Payments) and 523160 (Study Subject Expenses) must now be used to expense voucher payments and cash advance settlements related to study subjects. Continue

Deposits to Projects Require an OSR Deposit Memo

OSR Deposit Memo should be used with all deposits sent to OSR. Correctly completed deposit memos expedite processing and decrease errors as it documents the information needed to complete the deposit. Continue

Update to Budget Revision and PAR Forms

An update has been made to Budget Revision and Prior Approval Request forms dated 07/14/2021. Continue

Research Spotlight

UNC Researchers Prepare for Next Pandemic - READDI

The Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative (READDI) — founded by researchers at UNC and the Structural Genomics Consortium — is not only finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic but also drugs and therapeutics for future viral outbreaks. Learn More

UNC Advance Therapeutics Initiative - AdvanTx

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research launched the Advance Therapeutics (AdvanTx) initiative to serve as a centralized resource for faculty to engage to develop therapeutic-related research and development projects. Learn More

Training Opportunities

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.

NCURA Award Lifecycle 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

*Returning Fall 2021* 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

New Billable Per Unit Project Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the new BPU project process and also allowed campus users an opportunity to share feedback and ask questions.

Staff Updates

New OSR Team Members

Sponsored Projects Accounting

Laura McCall Sponsored Projects Accountant

Research Administration
John Hatfield Sponsored Projects Specialist 
Leigh Ann Van Acker Sponsored Projects Specialist 


Open Positions

Contracting Officer - 20038135, 00060646
Contracting Officer - 00000283
Contracting Officer - 00060649

Did You Know?

Q: How do I determine if it is a gift or a sponsored project?
A: Gift versus Sponsored Project Guidance

Q: How do I determine if someone is an independent contractor or consultant?
A: Subrecipients v. Consultants Guidance (PDF)

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

In Other News

Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trial Administrative Fee

Beginning July 1, 2021, the fee structure applied to industry-sponsored clinical trials changed for all newly proposed and budgeted studies. Continue

COVID-19 Airfare Refunds

UNC Travel Services has been working to recoup and consolidate unused ticket credits from University travel canceled due to COVID-19. Continue

UNC Contracts & Agreements Website

A new webpage resource is available to help you navigate working with different types of contracts and agreements. Continue

World Travel Team

As business travel returns at Carolina, learn more about the new World Travel, Inc. Team, which is designated in helping UNC complete its travel bookings and arrangements. Continue

New Travel System Concur Releasing Soon

Launching in August 2021, Concur is a new software program for pre-travel approval, travel booking, and travel and business entertainment expense reimbursements. Continue

Hiring Grad Students 2021-22

Graduate students may be hired for a semester, academic year, calendar year, or other periods as needed. Each campus unit may establish varying effective dates to meet its business needs. Continue

NIH and Changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment

NIH implements recommendations of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group on Changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment. Continue

Travel Restrictions Update

Effective June 2, 2021, COVID-19 restrictions on University-related domestic travel are rescinded; pre-approval from the Chancellor or Provost is still required for all international travel. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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