The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Spring 2022: Issue 18

Event Highlight

OSR RAFTs Spring 2022  
April 21st, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
Session Topics:
Cash Advance Guidance - Overview of new Cash Advance Guidance and tips for working with them.
Ledger 4 Clinical Trial Process - Overview of new Ledger 4 Clinical Trial date change process and form.
Timely Posting of Expenses - Reminder of the importance of posting expenses in a timely manner, specifically related to closeout.

News & Updates

Fiscal/Calendar Year 2022 Fringe Benefit Update

Please refer to the Fringe Benefit memo, updated Schedule I & II, and Information Sheet to appropriately determine personnel benefits in proposals. Continue

Updates to RAMSeS

Effective March 4, 2022, several updates have been released in RAMSeS with the key changes highlighted below. For additional information see the full 5.2 release notes. Continue

Change in Institutional Official

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has new leadership, and Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen, will serve as interim Vice Chancellor for Research. Continue

New Proposal Research Playbook Section

The Office of Sponsored Research has released the State Section for the Proposal Research Playbook. This section focuses on State sponsors and common topics for this proposal process. Continue

Updates to the Information Sheet

The updated expiration date for FWA is 03/18/2027, the Number of Employees and the RCR policy link have been updated on the Information Sheet.

New Resource: Research Core Development Team

The OVCR and OSR have partnered to offer a new resource and team to provide campus additional support for RSC management; the Research Core Development (RCD) Team. Continue

Reconciling & Processing Expenses Reminder

All expenses must be posted to the project within 60 days of the project end date or prior to the final report as required by the agreement. Continue

Ledger 4 Clinical Trial Guidance & Form

To facilitate monitoring and closeouts for Ledger 4 clinical trials, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has implemented guidance and a new form for Ledger 4 Clinical Trials. Continue 


Update to RAM Reports

Effective April 5, OSR and ORIS have added a new personalization feature called "My Resources" to RAM Reports. Continue

Research Spotlight

Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research

Carl Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

For over 20 years, Gordon-Larsen has led a large research program that integrates biology, behavior, and environment to understand, prevent and manage obesity and cardiometabolic disease. 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

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

Staff Updates

Cost Analysis & Compliance
Valeshia Brown,
Cost Analyst

Research Administration
Matthew Bucklin, Contracting Officer
Jacob Drouillard, Contracting Officer
Nathan Jones, Sponsored Projects Specialist

Chris Roberson,
Sponsored Projects Coordinator

Sponsored Projects Accounting
Karen Chilson, Sponsored Projects Accountant
Heather Hampton, Sponsored Projects Accountant
Lydia Peters, Sponsored Projects Accountant

Did You Know?

Q: What are Sponsored Project Notifications?
A: Email notifications that occur when an action is taken on a PS Project ID in ConnectCarolina. 

Q: What action(s) will generate a Project Notification?
  • Funded Project
  • Project on a Financial Guarantee or Letter of Guarantee (LOG)
  • Change in Principal Investigator
  • Change in Budget 
  • Change in Project Dates
Q: Where will Project Notifications be archived?
A: The ConnectCarolina Sponsored Projects attachment will be uploaded to RAMSeS attachments.

Q: Who will receive these Project Notifications?
  • Principal Investigators (Award and Project)
  • Award Primary Contact
  • PS Project ID Managers (Award and Project)

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


In Other News

Background Check Vendor Packages and Pricing Changes Effective April 1, 2022

We are pleased to announce that we have worked with the University’s background check vendor, InfoMart, to restructure UNC-Chapel Hill’s background check packages and pricing. Continue


2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Now Available

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021. Continue

Business Entertainment Expense Reminders

Effective July 1, 2022, Campus Voucher will no longer process reimbursement requests for Business Entertainment Expenses and to remind everyone of the appropriate procedures for these types of reimbursements. Continue

BuyCarolina Update

Procurement Services has added four additional vendors to the BuyCarolina Marketplace. For more information on all available BuyCarolina suppliers, please visit the BuyCarolina Service page. 

New Uber Partnership for UNC-Chapel Hill Employees 

UNC-Chapel Hill has partnered with Uber to assist with work-related travel. By creating an in-app UNC-Chapel Hill profile, you will be able to set up a credit card specifically for UNC-Chapel Hill business travel. For more information, see the March 21 memo.

Updated Finance Forms Available

The Cash Management and Accounts Payable teams have redesigned the 730.1.1f – International Wire Transfer Form and the 730.2.1f – Domestic Wire Transfer Form and the 904.2.1f – Dual Employment Payment Request Form.

NIH’s New Scientific Data Sharing Website

The new website will help you navigate Data Sharing policies, and provide how-to guides, infographics, tools, and resources to help you on your way. Continue

iEdison Transitioning to NIST This Summer

iEdison, the system used to report inventions, patents and utilization data resulting from federally funded research grants and contracts, is moving from NIH eRA to the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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