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This operating standard establishes the internal deadline for providing Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO), and the Office of Clinical Trials (OCT) with completed proposals and any other materials required for submission to the sponsor.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at UNC-Chapel Hill provides control of the administrative and financial aspects of sponsored research and maintains consistency with the University's mission to acquire and disseminate knowledge. OSP is established in adherence with the UNC System Office policies governing sponsored research (Chapter 500).
This operating standard describes general responsibilities for Principal Investigators (PIs) and Department Administrators (DAs) in maintaining essential data for reporting requirements.
Designating specific responsibilities regarding proposal review and approval prevents duplication of effort and helps maintain the flow of information for the entire proposal system.
Residual balances on a sponsored project may be transferred to an unrestricted department residual fund account to be used to further University academic, research, and service missions.
After the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) notifies the department of unallowable costs or an overdraft on a sponsored project, the department will be given an opportunity to resolve the issue before expenditures are moved to the administering department’s unrestricted chartfield string.
To receive funding, the University must adhere to Federal, State, and University guidelines regarding financial oversight of sponsored projects.
Careful consideration of reporting variables combined with scrupulous accounting practices is necessary to safeguard the University's integrity and provide maximum recovery of Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A) for balances remaining at the end of a sponsored project.
The following cost transfer procedures have been established to comply with the requirements of Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part §200, Subpart E, the National Institute of Health (NIH) Grants Policy Statement, and the requirements of other Federal sponsors.
The purpose of this standard is to provide guidance on the treatment of cost transfers and document Federal and University expectations. The University has stewardship responsibility for all sponsored funds and proper management of sponsored project expenditures is essential to meet this obligation. The University recognizes that cost transfers may be necessary to correct bookkeeping or clerical errors and to allocate closely related work that may support more than one project.
This operating standard defines and emphasizes the actions necessary for completing budget revisions to sponsored accounts.
This operating standard establishes the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) as the appointed authority in accepting and initiating changes to the terms and conditions of any research contract, grant, or cooperative agreement on behalf of the University.
Prepaid cards allow business to be conducted more efficiently and effectively in specific situations. It is necessary to determine the acceptable circumstances to use this process and the methods by which they must be managed.
The purpose of this standard is to document Federal and University practice involving Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) exemptions.
The University offers this operating standard to provide clarification and guidance as to University practices regarding expenditure inquiries about non-personnel issues in conjunction with Federal regulations governing allowability.