NIH/AHRQ – New Bio-Sketch Format

Research Funding Way Up

Grad Students & Affordable Care Act

COI Annual Disclosure Year begins Aug. 16th

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

The Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) program

New Circular info

NSF’s New Proposal & Award Policies &Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

New AVC for SPARCS – Dr. Jeffrey Cheek

SPARCS Training Program for Research Administration Staff

Meet SPARCS new employees

RSC’s July Meeting – Tour of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library

Our next RSC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9th at 9:00 AM.This meeting will be different in that we will have a tour of the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library starting 30 minutes later than we normally meet. The RSC Executive Committee welcomes you to join us on this tour in order to learn more about the library’s facilities, the funding acquired to build the facility, and the type of work conducted therein. Please let the RSC Executive Committee know” if you can make it by sending a message to if you can join the RSC community for this special event. The RSC will be providing the library with a tentative headcount in order to schedule an appropriate number of tour guides for this event. So if at all possible, please let us know if you can make it by sending a message by June 18th  if you can join us. We will meet on Tuesday, July 9th at 9:00 AM inside the main entrance of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library located at 1070 Partners Way. Please click on the following link in order to obtain directions to the library and to learn more about the parking options available for the tour: We hope that you can join us for this special event!

Annual Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure – Update and submit your COI starting August 16, 2012

PHS / NIH Financial Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Requirements Update — New Information

Annually, all Faculty and EPA professionals, along with all graduate assistants and SPA employees paid from ledger 5 funds, must file a conflict of interest disclosure form with the University. The form will ask you certain questions that will guide you in determining what, if anything, you should disclose as required by federal and state law, and NC State University administrative regulations.

All covered employees need to complete the disclosure form every academic year (starting August 16).

RADAR URL Has Changed

As part of the SPARCS website redesign, the RADAR URL has changed. The new URL is: The authentication system will change, which may remove the need to re-authenticate when you want to bring up documents (it depends on how long it has been since you have logged in). On the other side, you will occasionally need to re-authenticate since the WRAP 10-hour authentication will not be available. Please call the helpline at 5-4267 if you have any problems.

New SPARCS Website

Recently we unveiled our new Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance (SPARCS) Website. You will have to recreate your bookmarks as we had to changed all URLs. We appreciate the feedback we have been receiving.

We are working on a couple of minor fixes. If you see any broken links or anything else you notice needs updating, please contact