The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2019: Issue 5

News & Updates

Science and Security Guidance Now Available

A new resource is now available on the OSR webpage with guidance on science and security to help researchers and research administrators remain informed and compliant on the topic. Continued

Facilities & Administrative Cost Guidance Now Available

Learn more about facilities and administrative costs and related topics in a new guidance document on the OSR webpage.

RAM Tracker Transparency Update

Campus users are now able to view attachments in the RAM Tracker Search dashboard. For more information on RAM Tracker Transparency, please see OSR's guidance.

Release of Subagreement Initiation Portal

A new web-based tool has been released to assist with and improve the subagreement process at UNC. Please note that the tool is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Continued

SBIR/STTR Guidance Now Available

OSR now has a webpage with guidance documentation and templates to aid in working with SBIR/STTR programs at UNC. Continued


Faculty Spotlight

Kim L.R. Brouwer

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

Dr. Brouwer was named as the 2019 UNC Inventor of the Year. Read more about Dr. Brouwer's research.

Training Opportunities

Carolina RAPiDs

OSR releases Carolina RAPiDs, 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 provide 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

Liz Crowley Post-Award Financial Analyst | J.R. Pike Cost Accounting and Central Effort Coordinator Manager | Latoia Smith Cost Analyst

Research Administration

Kim Austin Contract Manager | Joshua Bennett Contract Manager | Sandi Florence Contract Coordinator | Heather Keck Sponsored Projects Specialist | Thomas Lee Research Administration Manager | Kadija Locklear Contract Manager | Amy Mabry Subaward Specialist | Elise Richards Sponsored Projects Specialist | Angela Smolik Non-Clinical Industry Contracting Team Lead | Brie Teer Subaward Manager

Sponsored Projects Accounting

Gary Brunson Sponsored Projects Accountant | Teresa Bullock Sponsored Projects Accountant | Sean Eichmann A/R Specialist | Gladys Finyom Assistant Director of Financial Quality Control and Business Intelligence | Lisa Hufnagel Sponsored Projects Accountant | Claudia Martinez Sponsored Projects Accountant


Open Positions

Sponsored Projects Specialist

Ask OSR 

Whom can I ask to approve my requisitions, vouchers, and journal requests relating to sponsored projects?

All transactions requiring OSR Pre-Audit approval in ConnectCarolina should be directed to the Pre-Audit technician assigned based on the OSR Pre-Audit Approval Workflow.

Whom should I contact if I have a budget override request for a journal, voucher, requisition, or purchase order?

All budget override or project update requests in ConnectCarolina may be requested by submitting a ticket in ServiceNow. Visit the OSR webpage for further guidance.


For more information on Financial Transactions for sponsored projects, see our FAQs page. To submit your questions to OSR, click the 'Ask OSR' button below. 

In Other News


NIH Policies on Financial Conflict of Interest and Foreign Influence

NIH has released NOT-OD-19-114 as a reminder about the need to report foreign activities through documentation of other support, foreign components, and financial conflict of interest to prevent scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap.


UNC Healthcare to Retire Dual Employment Policy 

As of October 1, 2019, UNC Healthcare will no longer consider any new requests for dual employment.  Effective December 31, the UNC Healthcare Dual Employment policy will be permanently retired. Continued  

Announcing Research for Me @UNC

The NC TraCS Institute at UNC is excited to announce Research for Me @UNC, a public-facing website that will encourage knowledge of and participation in research across UNC. Continued

eProcurement Order Threshold Increased

Procurement Services has decided to increase the ePro ordering threshold for select ePro vendors from the current $5,000 per order limit to $25,000 per order. The ePro landing site will indicate which vendors have been taken to the higher threshold with an asterisk next to each vendor. Continued

xTract Required for RPPRs 

Effective October 1, 2019 recipients must use the xTRACT system to create the required training tables for submission with NIH and AHRQ T15, T32, T90/R90, and TL1 progress reports. This is not mandatory for new and renewal applications for the specified types of training grants. Continued

NIH Funded Clinical Trial Consent Forms

The revised IRB Rule states that the approved consent form must be posted on a Federal public site. NIH requires that this form be uploaded to Continued

NSF Biosketch Format Update

Effective January 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es). Continued
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