The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Winter 2023: Issue 24

News & Updates

Change in F&A Recovery on Cloud Computing Costs

Effective January 1, 2023, Facilities & Administrative costs (F&A) will no longer be collected on expenses for cloud computing on the following account codes 527261 and 527262. Continue

Reminder: Update to NIH Data Sharing Policy

Effective January 25, 2023, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under NOT-OD-21-013 is implementing updated requirements for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) to promote sharing of scientific data generated from NIH-funded or conducted research. Continue  

NIH Fiscal Year 2023 Salary Cap

Effective January 1, 2023, the NIH Executive Level II salary is $212,100. Continue

RAM Reports Update & PI Dashboard Reminder
Effective January 10, 2023, the PI Dashboard has been decommissioned. RAM Reports provides access to the same sponsored projects data found in PI Dashboard with improved reporting and functionality. Continue

NIH FORMS-H Implementation
Per National Institutes of Health (NIH), applicants applying to NIH funding opportunities with due dates on or after January 25, 2023 must use application forms and instructions for “FORMS-H.” Continue

Research Spotlight

UNC Faculty Selected as 2022 AAAS Fellows

Three Carolina faculty members have been selected as 2022 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s
largest general scientific society and publisher of the academic journal Science. Continue

Training Opportunities

2023 Symposium Pre-Event Survey

Planning has begun for the 11th annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators. We intend to offer both in-person and virtual sessions and your feedback will help us gauge interest in both topics, format, and attendance.

Annual Symposium

The Annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is a forum to provide the campus research community with the most current information on policies, regulations, and best practices for sponsored program administration at the University. See past sessions here.

CITI Training

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a web-based training package on issues relating to human subjects research. 

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

OSP RAFTs provides training and networking opportunities for the campus research community with training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration. Spring 2022 session recording is now available.

Staff Updates 

Research Administration
Seyi Lawal
- Contracting Officer

Dianne Callahan - Sponsored Projects Coordinator

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In Other News

Independent Contractor Amendment Workflow Change

Effective immediately, to streamline the process of amending approved Independent Contractor agreements, Finance is now utilizing ConnectCarolina instead of emailing documents to accounts payable staff, as was done previously. Continue

Airfare Policy Updates

Effective February 1, 2023, the changes outlined in the memo will be implemented regarding purchasing airfare for University travel.

Hotel Updates in Concur Travel

Effective January 9, 2023, several updates have been made in Concur Travel to the booking process for hotels to improve the user experience. Please see the memo for more information.

Travel Mileage Increase 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established new mileage rates for 2023. When a personal vehicle must be used, the allowable business standard mileage rate has increased to 65.5 cents per mile. See 1501.4 – Procedure on Ground Transportation Expenses Including Mileage Rates for more information.

Changes to Expense Assistant in Concur

Effective January 3, 2023, the University will discontinue the use of Expense Assistant by Trip. Employees who utilize their T&E Card for non-travel expenses (such as business meals) may continue to use Expense Assistant by Month. Step-by-step instructions for this process are available on the left-hand side of the Linking an Approved Travel Request to an Expense Report QRC. Continue

Concur Training Needs Assessment

Travel Services is excited to announce that the Concur Training Needs Assessment Survey is now open.  We invite all Concur users to participate to provide feedback on current and future Concur Training materials and support. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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