Policies and Guidelines
Policies and Guidelines Documentation relating to Core Facilities
Institutional Policies and Guidelines
- SOM Research Core Facility Policies
Policies specifically applicable to UNC School of Medicine Research Core Facilities
- Office of Sponsored Research
Policy 900.01 Research Service Centers
- SOM Policy on Vendor Relationships
- SOM Policy on Vendor Relationships FAQs
Effective January 1, 2011, all faculty, staff, and students of the School of Medicine will be required to comply with the new policy called the “Policy on Vendor Relationships in Biomedical Research or Patient Care”.
- Determination of Fee Oversight Authority Chart
Not sure which office has oversight authority for your recharge operation?
Fee oversight for all campus recharge activities is determined based upon the Interdepartmental Fees and Charges (IF&C) policies and procedures decision diagram. This flow chart can assist with determining the office or unit which has oversight authority for your recharge operation.
- ORT works with many recharge cores on developing a compliant and accurate rate structure. We will work individually with the core to capture and allocate allowable costs, and then interact with the Cost and Compliance Office of OSR to have new recharge accounts and recalculations of rates reviewed and approved.
Working with customers can be a mutually beneficial arrangement, but some special considerations must be given to developing service contracts and maintaining an “external” rate through the rate review process. For more information on what you need to do prior to beginning work for external customers check out the link below:Working with External Customers
At UNC, instrumentation with a purchase price over $5000 (including freight and installation feees) and a lifespan over two years is considered capital equipment. Capitalized equipment should have a UNC decal and is tracked in the university’s asset management system.Learn more about Capitalized Equipment at UNC
The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) has assembled these guidelines for determining when acknowledgment of core facility personnel is appropriate in publications and manuscripts. All core directors and staff should be familiar with these recommendations so they can be clearly conveyed to PIs. We suggest posting them prominently on your website, sample intake or return forms, and/or your e-mail signatures to facilitate the broadest reach to your customers. It is also beneficial to provide a preferred acknowledgement text that core customers can copy and paste. Grants supporting the work and an RRID, if your facility has one, should also be included in the acknowledgement text.
If you have a question about interpreting this guidelines or would like advice on how to handle non-compliant customers ORT can help–=just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.orgABRF Authorship Guidelines