The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Winter 2024: Issue 31

News & Updates

Greenphire is Coming Soon!

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UNC has partnered with Greenphire to provide additional options to streamline the participant reimbursement and payment process. Implementation is currently underway and more will be shared in the coming weeks about Greenphire capabilities, process, and release to campus. Stay tuned!

Upcoming New Federal Proposal Requirements Decorative Image

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently released new requirements to all Federal agencies governing Current and Pending (Other Support) and Biosketch documents (also known as Common Forms). Read Post

NIH Salary Cap Updated

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released updated guidance regarding the salary cap limitations imposed for Fiscal Year 2024. Read Post

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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has released an updated Subagreements webpage providing the latest information and resources. Read Post

Tango Card: Computer Based Training is Live 

Certification training for the Tango Card program is now available in CarolinaTalent. Read Post

Spring 2024: Effort Certification Period

  • Friday, March 1, 2024: Certification Period Begins 
  • Monday, April 1, 2024: Escalation Period Begins 
  • Monday, April 29, 2024: Certification Period Ends at 5 PM EST

Visit the ecrt webpage for updated training and email for help.

Research Spotlight

Research Data Management Core (RDMC)

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The RDMC provides UNC researchers with the necessary tools, knowledge, and support to manage and share their research data effectively and efficiently in compliance
with funding agency mandates and data-sharing policies.
View the RDMC Website

Training Opportunities

Research Administration Forum & Training sessions (RAFTs)

Logo for OSP RAFTsThanks to all who attended OSP's first RAFTs of the year: Introduction to the Research Data Management Core. The session presentation is now available and the recording of the session will be released shortly. 

Learn more about these events on the OSP RAFTs webpage and mark your calendar for the next session: June 19, 2024 from 11:00 - 12:00 pm.

Carolina RAPiDs

Carolina RAPiDs Foundations Core courses are currently available on UNC Canvas. Visit our RAPiDs page for more information on how to access and enroll. This course is currently in transition to Carolina Talent, and will be available on the platform in the near future. 

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.


All FAQs may also be found on the OSP Guidance and FAQs webpage.

Q: I need to find a particular Operating Standard but don't remember what it's called. Where should I go?
Go to the Operating Standard page, and use Ctrl+F search function to search across all Operating Standards to find what you need.

Q: Where can I find a listing of updates and recent changes at OSP?
A: The News & Newsletters page provides a central repository for updates and notices from OSP as well as other issues that may pertain to research activities at the University.

Q: I've received an award/contract/incoming subrecipient agreement or other sponsored research agreement. Where should I send it?
 All incoming award documents should be sent to

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

Staff Updates

Cost Analysis & Compliance

  • Melanie Scannell - Post-Award Financial Analyst

In Other News

Updates to Web Travel
Travel Services has recently made several updates to Web Travel processes. Read Post

2023 W-2 Forms Now Available
University and UNC System Office Employees can now access their 2023 W-2 Forms ConnectCarolina. Read Post

Hiring Graduate Students 2023-2024 
The memo regarding the hiring of graduate students has been updated. Read Post

News & Updates Across UNC


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