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Funding Alert: Voucher Program for Projects in SOM Core Facilities

September 21, 2023

The Office of Research Technologies  and CFAC are excited to announce that we will once again hold a SOM Core Facility Voucher Program and ask that you forward this information to your customer e-mail lists and send to departmental list servs. The voucher program is intended for UNC researchers (from any school) to apply for up to $10,000 in funding … Read more

$$ Fall Core Facility RFA Open for Submissions $$

August 31, 2023

The Fall Request for Applications for core facilities is open for submission. Core directors, managers, and affiliates can submit applications for general needs, equipment, and method development. Applications are due September 15, 2023   Click here for more information and submission instructions

UNC Hosts a Successful MAD SSCi

August 17, 2023

August 9-11, 2023, UNC Chapel Hill hosted the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Directors and Staff of Scientific Cores (MAD SSCi), a chapter of the Association for Biomedical Resource Facilities (ABRF) at the UNC Friday Center. Over 60 representatives affiliated with UNC Core facilities attended the conference as attendees or speakers and many attended our … Read more

Rate Development and Review

July 13, 2023

All recharge centers (also commonly referred to as core facilities) must undergo a bi-annual rate review through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to ensure UNC’s compliance with federal guidelines. Failure to charge the rates determined through the rate development process may have negative consequences for UNC during federal audits. What to Expect All cores … Read more

UNC Represented Among Attendees and Poster Presenters at ABRF 2023

May 25, 2023

The Association of Biomedical Research Facilities (ABRF) national meeting was held May 7-10 in Boston, MA. UNC was well represented with nine attendees from several different core facilities and core support organizations represented. Additionally, UNC core affiliates fielded three posters. Dr. Patricia Basta, of the BioSpecimen Processing Facility presented two posters. One, a research poster entitled … Read more

OSP Issues Statement on RSC Rate Increases

March 14, 2023

See below information from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) concerning RSC rate increases. If your core’s rates are increasing or you receive pushback from.a customer about rate increases, you may wish to refer customers to the following:   The University administers Research Service Centers (RSC/Core Facilities) according to Federal costing standards, as well as State and … Read more

New Rate Documents from OSP

March 3, 2023

The Office of Sponsored Programs is working to improve the rate review process. Part of that effort has resulted in a new set of operating plan and rate development worksheet documents. Cores should use the following  documents and the new fillable pdf operating plan for all new rate review requests and procedures. Please note that … Read more

New article on the role of core facilities in environmental sustainability co-authored by Dr. Chris Gregory from ORT

March 1, 2023

Congrats to ORT’s own Dr. Christopher Gregory on the publication of : “Addressing the Environmental Impact of Science Through a More Rigorous, Reproducible, and Sustainable Conduct of Research” in the Journal of Biomolecular Technique.    The importance of core facilities can be felt far beyond the research enterprise. This article highlights the role core facilities/shared resources … Read more