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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.

2022 Collaboratory Annual Report


Sarah Padyk
Pursuing Passions Through Carolina’s Environment and Science Communication Dual Degree Program

February 1, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student and Collaboratory communications intern Sarah Padyk writes about the value of science communication opportunities afforded to her during her time at Carolina.

Tar Heel Bus Tour 2022 Celebration
Collaboratory Funding Available in Support of Tar Heel Bus Tour Partnership

January 20, 2023

The purpose of this program is to foster collaborative research stemming from ideas or conversations that occurred as a result of the 2019 and 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tours.

Brian Byrd field research
WCU Receives $150k Award for Mosquito-Borne La Crosse Encephalitis Research

January 10, 2023

A $150,000 grant from the North Carolina Collaboratory will allow Brian Byrd, professor of environmental health sciences at Western Carolina University, and his students to identify environmental and behavioral risk factors for La Crosse encephalitis in western North Carolina.

VISION Study play video
UNC-Chapel Hill Launches Largest COVID-19 Observational Study of its Kind in North Carolina

January 6, 2023

A new North Carolina study called VISION, funded by the North Carolina Collaboratory, will enroll 7,500 adults recently diagnosed with COVID-19 to understand the different factors that impact individual risk for key clinical outcomes including recovery from acute illness, symptom rebound, re-infection and long COVID.