The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2023: Issue 28

News & Updates

NIH Update on Foreign Subrecipients

The NIH has once again updated its requirements for foreign subrecipients. Continue

Guidance on 2023 NIH Loan Repayment Program

NIH is accepting new and renewal applications for its Loan Repayment Programs that provide support to health professionals pursuing careers in biomedical and behavioral research. UNC Certification Forms Due Friday, November 10Continue

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As part of continued improvement efforts in OSP, we are asking our campus community to take a survey to inform us of satisfaction levels with processes and interactions with our office. The survey link closes on November 10! Responses will be kept anonymous. We appreciate your feedback and comments.

New OSP Website

The new OSP Website was unveiled at the 2023 Symposium! The new site features enhanced ease of use, accessibility features, and convenient links to OSP trainings and resources. Take a moment to update your bookmarks to ensure uninterrupted access to your most frequently-used forms and documents. We will announce the decommission date of the existing OSP site soon.

Research Spotlight

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This year's University Research Week highlighted Carolina research addressing changing climates. Explore the amazing achievements of UNC researchers by visiting the links below.

Research Week Video  |  Research Week Highlights

Training Opportunities

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Thanks to all who attended the 2023 Symposium for Research Administrators! We had record combined virtual and in-person attendance and look forward to seeing all at future events.

Symposium session presentations are available on the Symposium Website and recordings will be accessible soon.

For RACC Credit requests, please complete this form. For faster service, let us know the names of the specific sessions you attended in the Comments section of the form. 

Carolina RAPiDs

Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Core courses are now available on UNC Canvas. Visit our RAPiDs page for more information on how to access and enroll.

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. 

RAFTs Training

OSP RAFTs provide training and networking opportunities for the campus research community with training and discussions on relevant topics in research administration.

Staff Updates 

Research Administration
  • Wendy Pruitt - Contracting Officer
  • Joy Wahnefried - Sponsored Programs Specialist
  • Megan Bennett - Contracting Officer
  • Jessica George - Contracting Officer
Sponsored Programs Accounting
  • Michelle Edgell - Sponsored Projects Accountant
  • Laura McCall - Sponsored Projects Accounting Officer

Did You Know?

Q: How can you request UNC certified Final Invention Statements (FIS) or otherwise known as Patent Disclosures?

A: Email with the PS Project ID for which you need the signed FIS. For certain sponsors, the FIS may also need to be submitted by an institutional signing official (i.e., eRA Commons). FIS are routinely requested on Monday and Wednesday but if there is an urgent need, a same day request can also be submitted. 

Q: Is the Final Invention Statement (FIS) the same thing as an iEdison disclosure?

A: No, patent disclosures in iEdison are completed by the Office of Technology and Commercialization throughout the life of an award as disclosures are filed. FIS are completed during the closeout of an award or a closing segment of a subcontract.

For more frequently asked questions, see the OSP FAQs page or submit your questions by clicking the button below. 
Submit Questions to OSP

In Other News

Naming Conventions for Vouchers w/o Unique InvoiceDecorative Image Numbers 
To prevent delays in final approval, please ensure that you are following the correct naming convention for all bills and numbers that lack a unique invoice number. Continue

Phlebotomy Training for Research Personnel 
The NC TraCS RCMU and CTRC will be conducting a two-part phlebotomy training for research personnel. Register
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2023 PCI Town Hall Compliance Recording Now Available
You can watch a recording of the 2023 Payment Card Industry (PCI) Town Hall Meeting here.  

New Background Check Support Service Request Available
The UNC Help Portal now has an enhanced background check process. This provides an easy and consistent way for campus background check initiators to submit service requests to the Background Check Unit, as well as manage all of their service requests in one portal. To access the feature, enter the keywords "Background Check" in the Help Portal's Search field. 

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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and Finance and Budget will provide additional 30-minute live training sessions followed by office hours. These trainings will only cover Tango Cards. Continue

News & Updates Across UNC


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