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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

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

UNC Featured in New JBT Article about Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency in Shared Research Resources

August 17, 2022

  Congratulations to our own Chris Gregory, Director in the Office of Research Technologies, who co-authored this publication. In 2017, the Association of Biomedical Research Facilities (ABRF) launched an initiative to specifically support rigor, reproducibility, and transparency (RR&T) in research within core facilities alongside NIH and NSF efforts more broadly. This new paper looks at … Read more

Purchasing guidelines added to Resources for Cores

March 11, 2022

Purchasing equipment at UNC is necessary administrative process. However, some purchases require the completion of additional forms, including sole source or brand-specific justification or data protection checklists through ITS. Incorrect completion of these forms can result in significant delays during the purchasing workflow. Specific advice and information provided by UNC’s Purchasing Team has been added … Read more

Carolina’s Cores of Discovery: New Story from The Well

November 4, 2019

The School of Medicine supports 30 biomedical core facilities that offer researchers a pipeline of services and technologies, and help researchers plan studies, advise on processes, run experiments and analyze biological samples.  Read more about the role of UNC’s shared resources in a new story in “The Well”, the online news source for faculty and … Read more