Session Information

August 24th 

These sessions will be hosted at the Friday Conference Center. Certain sessions will be streamed live and you can access these links on the August 24th schedule below.

August 25th

All sessions are available via Zoom. Click  “Join” from the Schedule of Events for the session you would like to attend.

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 session questions in advance for certain sessions 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. See RACC FAQs to learn more.

August 24 - Schedule of Events

TimeTitlePresenterSubmit Additional QuestionsRACC
8:15 - 8:35Welcome & Keynote SpeakerPenny Gordon-LarsenNo
8:45 - 9:30Subagreement Updates Kim Austin, Liz Powell, Brie TeerSubmit QuestionsYes
8:45 - 9:30The Basics of Initiating & Funding a Sponsored ProjectFatou N'Diaye, Cara Petitt, Lance UnderwoodSubmit QuestionsYes
9:10 - 9:30NSF OIG Audit: Promising Practices for Award ManagementBrian Bertlshofer, Tracey Lemming, David Paul, Ben WrightSubmit QuestionsYes
9:45 - 10:05Contracting UpdatesLiz PowellSubmit QuestionsYes
9:45 - 10:30Subrecipient v. ContractorStacy Barca, Rhonda Fuquay, Cindy HoffmeierSubmit QuestionsYes
9:45 - 10:30Conflict of Interest for SBIR/STTRJoy BrydeSubmit QuestionsYes
10:10 - 10:30Subagreement Initiation Portal UpdatesKim Austin, Brie TeerSubmit QuestionsNo
10:45 - 11:30Research Core Development: Initiatives and UpdatesMeghan Kraft, Ben WrightSubmit QuestionsNo
10:45 - 11:30NIH Budgeting BasicsJack Hartley, Jim Kenny Submit QuestionsYes
2:00 - 2:20Leveraging Purchasing Services as an Enabler to ResearchTroy MorseSubmit QuestionsNo
2:00 - 2:45Export Compliance at UNC: Panel Discussion Amanda Craigen, Quinton Johnson, Kim Priebe, William Bucha, Lance UnderwoodSubmit QuestionsYes
2:25 - 2:45Study Subject Payments: Let’s Get Digital!Brett KenneySubmit QuestionsNo
3:00 - 3:45Curious about Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI)?Walker ParrishSubmit QuestionsYes
3:00 - 3:45Improving Data Management and Reproducibility Through LabArchives Electronic Lab NotebooksHannah ClarkSubmit QuestionsNo

August 25 - Schedule of Events

TimeTitlePresenterSubmit Additional QuestionsRACC
8:45 - 9:05F&A Rate Proposal – Departmental SupportBrian BertlshoferSubmit QuestionsNo
8:45 - 9:30Effort Certification UpdatesJ.R. PikeSubmit QuestionsYes
9:45 - 10:05Introducing the New WebsiteAmanda Chang, Samantha ThompsonSubmit QuestionsNo
9:45 - 10:30Pain Points in Award ManagementStacy Barca, Dani BurnsSubmit QuestionsYes
9:45 - 10:30Privacy and ResearchKatherine Georger, Michael GoodeSubmit QuestionsYes
10:45-11:30Little things that make a big difference: Keys to successful financial grant managementRyan Hermreck, Allison WykoffSubmit QuestionsYes
10:45 - 11:30Audit Ready Files for Financial TransactionsEllen donna brooksSubmit QuestionsYes
10:45 - 11:30RAM Reports: What It Can Do and What's NewDavid PaulSubmit QuestionsNo
11:45 - 12:30Institutional Science & Security ProgramJoy BrydeSubmit QuestionsYes
11:45 - 12:30 Research Service Center (RSC) Rate Reviews and Research Core Development UpdatesMeghan Kraft, J.R. Pike, Ben WrightSubmit QuestionsNo
12:30 - 1:15Symposium Networking and RaffleNo

We will be using Zoom Webinars to host all virtual presentations and panel discussions. To virtually participate, please click  “Join” from the Schedule of Events table. Zoom links will be available on August 25th.

  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