The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Summer 2023: Issue 27

News & Updates

RAMSeS Updates 5.8

New updates to RAMSeS effective July 21, 2023, address new NSF and Intellectual Property protocols. Continue

AOB Parking Lot Closure

August 21 through August 29, the parking lot of the Administrative Office Building (AOB) will be closed. Visitors should park in the R1/R2 overflow lot. Continue    

Carolina RAPiDs: Now Available in Canvas

The Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Core course is now available for access in Canvas. Continue

Study Subject Payment Updates 

Resources and training for new study subject payment procedures are now available. See the links below or the Study Subject Payment Guidance for more information. 

Study Subject Payment Training

Recordings, presentations, and updated web resources for the initial Tango Onboarding and Study Subject Payments webinars are now available on the OSP training events webpage

Cash Advances
Cash advances may be used for study subject compensation, extended fieldwork in remote locations, certain travel expenses, collaborating institutions requiring advanced payment, and other exceptional circumstances. Learn more about the new OSP form and process. Continue

Purchasing Cards

Dedicated P-Cards may now be requested to be used in the procurement of gift cards for study subject incentives on sponsored projects. Continue


Tango Card is available to campus for use on research funded by sponsored programs or non-sponsored funded projects. Continue

Tango Onboarding Trainings

In order to access UNC's Tango System, users must complete an Onboarding Training through the Department of Finance. See more about upcoming Finance Tango Trainings. Please email with questions about training and registration. 

Staff Spotlight

Penny Gordon-Larsen 

Vice Chancellor of Research

After a nationwide search, Penny Gordon-Larsen has been named Vice Chancellor of Research. Gordon-Larsen has served as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Research since March 2022. Continue

Training Opportunities

Registration now open!

Annual Symposium for Research Administrators

September 27 & 28, 2023

In-person at the Friday Conference Center
Virtual sessions online
Visit the Symposium Website to learn more.

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 provide 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
  • Patti Baer - Sponsored Projects Specialist​
  • Ryan Bingham - Sponsored Projects Specialist​
  • Paige Eyberg - Sponsored Projects Specialist​
  • Tyler Held - Contracting Officer (Non-Industry)​
  • Addy Keenan - Contracting Officer​
  • Jessica McKown - Sponsored Projects Specialist​
  • Jalisa Melton - Sponsored Projects Specialist​
  • Laura Parker - Contracting Team Manager (Clinical)​
  • Andrew Philip - Contracting Officer (Clinical)​
  • Doreen Tuck - Sponsored Projects Specialist​
  • ​Elspeth Long - Contracting Officer​

Sponsored Projects Accounting

  • Laila Patrick - Sponsored Projects Accountant
  • Tiffany Williams - Sponsored Projects Accountant​

Cost Analysis & Compliance

  • Courtney Black - Central Effort Analyst​

Did You Know?

Q: If someone already has a department P-Card, can that P-Card be used to purchase gift cards for a sponsored program?

A: No. Only the dedicated P-Card for Study Incentives on Sponsored Projects can be used to buy gift cards.

Q: Which form must I use to request a Cash Advance? 

A: There are two distinct forms for requesting a Cash Advance -- an OSP form, and Finance form(s). The OSP Cash Advance form should be used when requesting a Cash Advance from a sponsored project. Finance guidance and forms should be used for all cash advance requests on non-sponsored funds. 

Q:  I need to access Tango. How do I get a training certificate?

A: In order to gain access to the Tango system, you must complete one of the upcoming Tango Onboarding Trainings through Finance. Once you have attended the training, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to apply for your Tango access. 

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


In Other News

Register for Carolina Key 
Carolina Key provides a faster, more secure way to log in to many web-based University systems. Continue

NEW! Data Assistance Request for IC Developers of Applications
Effective immediately, Accounts Payable will now require proof of a University Data Assistance request for all Independent Contractors that will be developing applications for departments. Continue

Concur User Assistant: Now Available 
Effective Monday, Aug. 21, Travel Services is now using Concur User Assistant by WalkMe to help you use the Concur Travel System! Learn more here

TraCS Fall 2023 Qualitative Research Training Series
Registration is still open for TraCS Fall 2023 Qualitative Research Training Series. Click here to access the calendar and registration. 

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