The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Spring 2024: Issue 32

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 underway and more will be shared in the coming weeks about Greenphire capabilities, process, and release to campus. 

UNC Recruitment Opportunity:

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research seeks a Research Projects Accountant to oversee disbursement of funds to the University's participant payment platforms (i.e., Tango and Greenphire) and manage all centrally administered processes with reimbursing research study participants, including training and communications. Apply by April 9 on the UNC job posting site.

Update on Safe & Inclusive Work Environment Plans 

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office  (EOC), and Office of University Council  (OUC) collaborated to provide a new guidance document on how to create Safe & Inclusive Work Environment plans. Read Post

Updated Calendar Year 2024 Fringe Benefit Rates

Fringe benefits have been updated effective January 1, 2024. Read Post

Updates to Forms & Information Sheet 

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has updated several forms and the Information Sheet. Read Post

Spring 2024: Effort Certification Reminders

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

Visit the ecrt webpage for training and email for help.

Research Spotlight

Barbara K. Rimer
& Chantel L. Martin

Two faculty members from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were named 2024 award winners by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

Read the full story.

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH,Image of Dr Barbara Rimer Professor Emerita in the Department of Health Behavior, who led the Gillings School as dean from 2005 to 2022, will receive the ASPPH Welch-Rose Award for lifetime contributions to public health.Image of Dr Chanel Martin

Chantel L. Martin, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, will receive the ASPPH Early Career Research Excellence Award.

Training Opportunities


OSP hosts an annual Town Hall to share several updates as well as current and upcoming initiatives. We welcome your participation!

Tuesday, April 16 from 11:00 - Noon

No registration is required for this event on Zoom. Agenda is forthcoming.

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: Who can I ask to approve my requisitions, vouchers, and journal requests related to sponsored projects?

A: All requisitions, vouchers, and journals that require OSP approval in ConnectCarolina may only be approved by your department's OSP Pre-Audit Technician. To determine your OSP Pre-Audit Technician, please click reference the OSP Business Units Directory for the Pre-Audit Team.

Q: Who should I contact if I have a budget override request for a journal, voucher, requisition, or purchase order?

A: Please submit a help ticket on and ask for your request to be routed to OSP-Help. An override request is typically a result of a budget error message in a journal, voucher, or requisition that has exceeded the budget or passed the budget end date. Please note that not all requests are eligible for an override. Learn more about the budget override types and information needed for these types of requests on the OSP ServiceNow guidance webpage

Q: Who can help me if I have a question about a sent invoice or need payment status on a sponsored project?
A: You can review sent invoices in the RAMSeS Award Administration Billing tab. For all questions on sent invoices or payments, please email

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

Sponsored Projects Accounting

  • Elizabeth Werchan - Sponsored Projects Accountant

In Other News

Payment Works Supplier Portal Coming This Summer
UNC-Chapel Hill has selected PaymentWorks as a tool to manage supplier registrations and information. Read Post

Sign Up for IRB Analyst Office Hours
The UNC Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) have introduced IRB Analyst Office Hours. To register for an April session, use this link. For future sessions, search UNC Event Registration for "IRB Office Hours"  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

News & Updates Across UNC


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