Policies and Procedures
When the University accepts grant funding from external sponsors, it does so under obligation to comply with the terms and conditions in the award documents. Awards, whether grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, may cite particular laws, regulations, policies, and procedural requirements. UNC has implemented policies and procedures to ensure that the principal investigator and the University are protected, and that research and scholarly activities are conducted ethically and in compliance with sponsors' requirements.
- Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy
Pertaining to Sponsored Programs
UNC's FCOI policy may be accessed in the University Regulations, Article 3, Part 4, Section 3-3-402(1). The policy is implemented through the Procedure for Implementing the Financial Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Guidance on Sponsored Projects
For principal investigators, administrative assistants, business managers, financial analysts, and college and unit leaders
- Guidelines for Graduate Students
Information to assist students who are planning to submit a proposal for funding from an external agency or organization
- Internal Award Procedures
These procedures provide a consistent method for handling internal awards to accommodate new university budget guidelines; they apply to Provost Fund Grants, FRPB Grants, OSP Travel Grants, and Summer Support Initiative Awards..
- Institutes and Centers
UNC's policy and procedures for establishing an institute or a center as an approved organization unit of the university
- Limited Submission Policy
Establishes the policy and procedures for selecting proposals to be submitted to competitions that limit the number of proposals that may be submitted by one institution.
- Principal Investigator Eligibility Policy
Defines eligibility requirements for and responsibilities of principal investigators; it applies to PIs, Co-PIs, PDs and Co-PDs.
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Plan
To ensure compliance with federal agency mandates, the plan defines UNC requirements for training and mentoring in the Responsible Conduct of Research for personnel involved in research funded by certain federal agencies.
- Revisions to Program Plans and Budgets for Funded Awards
Sets forth requirements for making revisions to the scope of work or budget on an awarded sponsored project.
- Scientific Misconduct Policy
UNC's Scientific Misconduct Policy is found in Article 8, 3-8-106 of the University Regulations.