The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Spring 2024: Issue 33

News & Updates

Coming Soon: iLab Transition to CBM Decorative Image

Effective May 6, the iLab interface with ConnectCarolina for internal charges (ILB Journals) will transition to Customer Billing Management. Read Post

Now Available: OSP Town Hall Recording

The recording of this year's Town Hall event and meeting materials are now available on the OSP Website. Read Post

Greenphire is Coming Soon! Greenphire Logo

UNC has partnered with Greenphire, a leading global financial lifecycle management solutions provider for clinical trials. This collaboration aims to streamline and optimize the process of reimbursing participants in clinical trials or research studies. Read Post

Updates to SBIR/STTR Guidance and Letter of Intent

The Guidance and Letter of Intent for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs have been updated to clarify intellectual property agreement responsibilities.  Read Post

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Updated CY 2024 Fringe Benefits

Calendar Year (CY) Fringe Benefit rates have been updated for 2024, effective January 1. Read Post


OSP Fiscal Year-End Deadlines 


Requisitions are departmentally approved and routed to OSP by Noon on May 24.


Vouchers are departmentally approved and routed to OSP by 5 pm on May 24.



Concur expense and Web Travel reimbursements approved by eob on May 31.


Journals are departmentally approved and routed to OSP by eob on June 14.

Budget Override Requests

Budget overrides must be submitted to OSP by noon on June 14 via ServiceNow

Cash Advances

Cash advances are departmentally approved & routed to OSP by eob on June 21.


Deposits with the OSP Deposit Memo must be received by Noon on June 28.

Please reference the 2024 Finance Fiscal Year End Memo for additional details. 

Research Spotlight

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In honor of National Library WeekEndeavors Magazine connected with six scholars and librarians from across campus to learn how the libraries support their projects.

Read the full story | Listen to the interviews

Training Opportunities

OSP Symposium LogoSave the Date:
Symposium 2024

September 25 - 26, 2024

Virtual and In-Person Sessions

Bookmark the OSP Symposium Website to stay on top of updates, call for abstracts and registration!

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. OSP is transitioning to Carolina Talent and RAPiDs will be available on the platform this summer. 

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. 

Research Administration Forum & Training Sessions (RAFTs)

Save the Date for the next OSP RAFTs! These sessions allow the campus research community to learn and network. The goal is to provide engaging discussions on relevant topics in research administration and sponsored projects management.


July 23, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon


Calling All Presenters!

What topics would you like to see covered in a session? Are you interested in presenting? Please take the survey below to share your ideas!

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Q: What documents are required from a subrecipient for proposal submissions?
Minimum of the subrecipient Letter of Intent, Scope of Work, Budget, Budget Justification, and any other agency/sponsor required documentation. Please reference proposal related guidance on the OSP Subagreements webpage.

Q: Who is authorized to sign subagreements for UNC?
 Contract managers at OSP are the only signatories authorized to sign subagreements. 

Q: What documentation must be included for an amendment? 
A: Please reference the Subagreement Amendment Guidance for complete details.

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

Staff Updates

Research Administration

  • Bryce Richards - Sponsored Programs Specialist

In Other News

Dedicated Agent Services from World Travel, Inc.

UNC-Chapel Hill is now being serviced by a dedicated team of agents to support bookings and speed processing times. Read Post

New Visual Theme for Concur System

The Concur system has received a refresh to its design  Read Post 

OHRE IRB Analyst/Reliance Team Office Hours

The UNC Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is hosting Office Hours both in-person and via Zoom. Registration is required. Register using UNC Events Registration (enter "UNC IRB Analyst Office Hours" in the search box).

Changes to VPN login/2-step Verification

Effective April 10, the interface and login process for VPN have changed to Single Sign-On (SSO) with Duo Universal Prompt. Read Post

News & Updates Across UNC


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