The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Summer 2024: Issue 35

News & Updates

FY 2025 Rate Update for Terminal Leave Payout Pool 

Effective July 1, 2024, the University's central terminal leave payout pool rate is 1.20%. Read Post

ePAR Deadlines & Updates

This is a reminder that Payroll Services has outlined recent changes to the Summer Salary Calculator. Read post

TDecorative Imageango & Qualtrics Integration

Users can now integrate Qualtrics with Tango to automatically issue digital rewards to participants after survey completion. Read Post

New IPA Guidance Webpage 

OSP has launched a new guidance webpage on Intergovernmental Personnel Agreements. Read Post

Research Spotlight

UNC Research Core Facilities

UNC Research Core Facilities are a network of over 140 core facilities serve as the backbone of UNC's research infrastructure. Administered by various schools, units, and departments, core facilities offer a wide range of resources in various disciplines, enabling researchers to perform work that wouldn't be possible within the scope of their individual labs or projects. 

Interested in learning how core facilities can assist with your research? View the UNC Core Facilities Directory

Research Core Fast Facts

On an annual basis:

  • Cores serve over 3,000 UNC researchers and 500 external organizations.
  • Cores serve over 2,000 sponsored projects at UNC and over 160 universities, companies, and non-profits.
  • Cores contribute to over 1,000 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
  • Cores generate an average of $40 million in revenue.

Research Core Resources

The OSP/OVCR Research Core Development Team (RCD) supports core facility administration and management across campus. For more information about the RCD Team, see the ASK OSP section below.

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, session announcements, 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.


Team Dynamix Transition & New Guidance Webpage
July 23, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon


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Q: What is the Research Core Development (RCD) Team?

A: The OSP/OVCR RCD Team supports core facility administration and management across campus. The RCD Team works directly with core facilities, department staff, and school leadership to enhance core facility management and reduce administrative burden.

Q: Where can I access more information about UNC core facilities, including forms and helpful information for core directors?

A: The RCD Team website contains resources for core facility directors/staff, customers, and anyone interested in more information. From this site, you can access:  For more information contact the RCD Team at
For more frequently asked questions, see the OSP Guidance and FAQs webpage or submit your questions by clicking the button below. 
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In Other News

Coming Soon: TeamDynamix 

Beginning July 10, ITS will begin transitioning the University's customer support tool from ServiceNow to TeamDynamix. Stay tuned for additional communication regarding this change..

Helpful Resources

PaymentWorks Supplier Management System Launching in July

UNC has selected PaymentWorks, a cloud-based supplier onboarding solution, to manage supplier registrations and information. Read More

New Researcher Separation Manual

Research Compliance Services has launched a new Researcher Separation Manual to assist departing researchers in concluding research endeavors and wrapping up administrative and financial considerations at UNC. This manual replaces the 2018 Researcher/Faculty Separation Checklist.

New Subject Injury Language Process

UNC has adopted new guidance standardized subject injury language (SIL) for industry-sponsored clinical trials to increase patient transparency and simplify the IRB approval process. Read Post

Epic Form Updates on Research Central 

The Epic forms on Research Central have been updated, and the site will now house the form and the registration tipsheet. Please delete any old versions of this form that you have stored and utilize the included links to the new forms going forward.

Mobile Device Stipends on Biweekly Payroll

Biweekly employees who are eligible to receive the Mobile Device Stipend will now receive the stipend in their first paycheck each month. Read post

Graduate School Minimum Stipend Policy Change

The graduate school has released new information regarding the graduate student stipend for academic year 2024-2025. Read post

Summer Salary Calculation Updates

Based on feedback from campus and central units, the Summer Salary Calculator has been updated. Read Post

OHRE IRB Analyst/Reliance Team Office Hours

The UNC Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is hosting June/July 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).


News & Updates Across UNC


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