The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2021: Issue 16

OSR wishes you all a safe and happy holidays and look forward to working with you in the new year!

News & Updates

Update for Community Collaborators

A new abbreviated checklist is available for a new category of Independent Contractor (IC) called Community Collaborators. Continue


We Need Your Help for New Subagreement Webpage

We are inviting you to be a part of the process of developing the new Subagreement Webpage and are specifically seeking FAQs and Tips and Tricks from campus. Continue

Updates to RAMSeS

Effective December 10, 2021, the following updates have been made:
  • The PI certification screen has been updated as follows:
    • Additional bullets in the general certification section at the top
    • A new “NASA certifications” section appended at the bottom of the existing certifications
  • New E.O. 14042 Checkbox on "Add New Award" pop-up and Award General Tab 
The University and the Office of Sponsored Research will be closed from December 24 through January 2, and reopen on January 3, 2022. Below are submittal deadlines:

ConnectCarolina Transactions

(including pre-audit transactions and overrides)
5:00 pm on Thursday, December 16

Proposal Submittals with Organizational COI

(due during closure period and up to January 10, 2022)
5:00 pm on Thursday, December 16

Proposal Submittals without Organizational COI

(due during closure period through January 4, 2022)
5:00 pm on Monday, December 20

Research Spotlight

Open Science Fuels Collaboration

Collaboration incentivizes open science, which is a topic of interest in the research community today. Continue

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

*Thank you for your recent topic submissions - series returning in Spring 2022* 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 provides an overview of the new BPU project process and also allowed campus users an opportunity to share feedback and ask questions.

Staff Updates

Research Administration
Andrew White Contracting Officer
Chrissy Crawford Contracting Officer
Charis Link Contracting Officer
Karissa McKendall Contracting Officer
Laura Bowness Contracting Officer
Cara Petitt Research Administration Manager
Radha Seghal Contracting Officer
Takara Walker Contracting Officer

Cost Analysis & Compliance

Latoia Smith Lead Cost Accounting & Central Effort Analyst

In Other News

December 2021 GSHIP Files Uploaded

The December 2021 GSHIP premium file has been uploaded into ConnectCarolina and departments now have access to the GradStar GSHIP Administrator Premium Maintenance page to update allocations for Research Assistants/Teaching Assistants (RA/TAs). Continue

Changes to Reservation Process with Enterprise/National

To streamline the travel booking process through Concur Travel/World Travel Inc, the EHI Direct website will be decommissioned effective Monday, December 13. Existing reservations will not be affected. Continue

Linking Travel Requests and Expense Reports in Concur

When creating Expense Reports in Concur, it is essential to link your approved Travel Request to your Expense Reports. Doing so reduces data entry for our travelers/delegates and ensures that all information in the system is properly connected. Continue 

Understanding Payment Types in Concur

When creating an Expense Report in Concur, the Payment Type must be chosen for all Expenses included. Continued

New Payment Option and Features in GradStar 

New features have been added to GradStar for non-monetary/pre-paid awards and Cost of Attendance increase requests. Continue

Campus Deposit Deadlines for Calendar Year-End 2021

All cash/check deposits submitted in ConnectCarolina in December 2021 must be received by 9 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2022, to be approved with an effective date of December 31, 2021. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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