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North Carolina Collaboratory

Scientific Research Expertise for Policymaking

The North Carolina Collaboratory was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2016 to utilize and disseminate the research expertise across the University of North Carolina System for practical use by state and local government.


Carolina graduates and Collaboratory alumnae Bailey Pons and Hannah Stroot
Collaboratory Alumnae Join Energy Sector Post-Grad

January 31, 2024

After graduating from Carolina, Bailey Pons and Hannah Stroot have begun charting their career paths within the energy sector: in workforce development research and in pursuit of a Master of Sciences.

A home that was damaged by the 2020 earthquake near Sparta, NC.
Analyzing Earthquakes: Developing Real-Time Monitoring Tools to Benefit NC Communities

January 22, 2024

Leila Hashemi-Beni, a NC A&T professor, uses her expertise in geospatial data analytics to develop methods that could increase earthquake resiliency across the State.

Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower silhouetted against a pink and blue sunset.
2023-25 Legislative Funding and Collaboratory Projects

October 4, 2023

In addition to raises for state employees and teachers, tax cuts and Medicaid expansion, North Carolina's state budget earmarked a substantial sum to continue the Collaboratory's work funding research in service to the state.

Foods with Phytochemicals
Willietta Gibson, Ph.D., Explores the Role of Phytochemicals in Fighting Breast Cancer

September 18, 2023

Willietta Gibson, Ph.D., an assistant professor and researcher at Fayetteville State University, is looking at how natural chemicals, found in everyday foodstuffs, may hold the power to treat breast cancer.