Session Information:

Zoom links will be live on September 15. To participate in a session, click  “Join” from the Schedule of Events table. 

All sessions will be recorded and the presentation materials available in the coming weeks after the event. This year, you have the ability to submit post session questions and have them answered by the panelists/presenters. The answers will be included in the presentations that are uploaded to the symposium website. Click the “Submit Questions” link for any session below in the Schedule of Events table.

RACC Continuing Education:

The Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) will accept contact hours (one contact hour for each hour of participation) for attending a research administration-related webinar or online course at the symposium. All sessions at symposium this year are available for RACC continuing education credit, with the exception of OSR Updates at the end of day two. To receive documentation of your participation for any applicable session/course, please complete this form after you have attended all sessions at the event. You will receive a letter verifying your participation for all sessions you joined on Zoom. See RACC FAQs to learn more.


September 15 - Schedule of Events

8:30-8:45WelcomeTerry MagnusonNANo
8:50-9:45The IACUC Life Cycle: When Animals and Award Process Collide Rebecca Dye, Amy Mabry, Kaylie OrlanPresentationYes
8:50-9:25OTA’s (Other Transactional Authority) - “Newer” Federal Contracting Mechanism Stacy Barca, Karmen BisherPresentationYes
8:50-9:25COI Update: Metrics, Survey Results and Hot TopicsJoy BrydePresentationYes
9:30-9:55SBIR & STTR Programs and UNC Administrative ConsiderationsStacy Barca, Martika JenkinsPresentationYes
10:00-10:35Bank of America Prepaid CardsStacy Barca, Brett Kenney, Brooke O'Neal, Ben WrightPresentationNo
10:00-10:25GradStar Impacts on Sponsored Projects I: OverviewAmanda ChangPresentationNo
10:40-11:05GradStar Impacts on Sponsored Projects II: Training Awards & TravelAmanda ChangPresentationNo
11:10-12:05Subagreements UpdatesKim Austin, Brie Teer, Samantha ThompsonPresentationNo
11:10-12:05 Science and Security: A Campus UpdateSarah Schtakleff Ball, Roxana Boyd, Joy Bryde, Kelly Dockham, Melissa McMurrayPresentationYes
11:10-11:45Research Development at UNC, Team Science and ‘pre-pre-award’ services Nathan BlouinPresentationNo

September 16 - Schedule of Events

8:50-9:15What to Expect When You’re Expecting … An Audit Ben WrightPresentationYes
8:50-9:15Using the Rate Development Worksheet (RDW) to develop Research Service Center (RSC) ratesBrian BertlshoferPresentationNo
8:50-9:30Update on NIH Other Support & Biosketch RequirementsJennifer Teixeira, Sherry WhitakerPresentationYes
9:30-9:55Other Support Tool UpdatesAmanda ChangNo
9:20-9:45OSR Deposits & Accounts ReceivableDawn DiLelloPresentationNo
9:55-10:20Travel - COVID-19 Airfare Credits and Fly America Act Waiver Form Rebecca Spanos, Ben WrightPresentationNo
10:00-10:55Ensuring Clinical Trial ComplianceChristine NelsonPresentationYes
10:00-10:55Working with Industry UpdatesLiz Powell, Joonhyung ChoYes
10:30-11:05RAM Reports: What It Can Do and What's NewDavid Paul, Gladys DonKeng, Jenifer GwaltneyPresentationNo
11:10-11:45New Cost Share JEJenifer Gwaltney, Gladys DonkengPresentationNo
11:10-11:45Budget Revision Kathryn Calderone, Ross BabinecPresentationNo
11:50-12:15Office of Sponsored Research UpdatesDavid PaulNo

We will be using Zoom Webinars to host all presentations and panel discussions at this year’s virtual symposium and Zoom Meetings to offer live support during the event. To participate in any presentation or panel session, please click  “Join” from the Schedule of Events table. Zoom links will be available on September 15.

  Technical Assistance

Need help with joining a session via Zoom? Please email for immediate assistance. During sessions, use the Chat feature in Zoom to get technical assistance.

Below are resources to help you get started if you are unfamiliar with Zoom. Visit our FAQs page for more information as well.

Getting Started with Windows and MAC

Troubleshooting for PCs

Troubleshooting for MAC