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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.


The Sound near Core Banks National Seashore.
Preserving Our Coast for the Future

May 28, 2024

In her Collaboratory research project, student intern Stephanie Caddell works to understand the impacts of the Fisheries Reform Act and human interactions with coastal ecosystems and the fishing industry.

A close-up of a crystal that looks like a fragmented, metallic mosaic.
Improved Lithium Exploration Techniques Offer a Path Forward

May 2, 2024

Adam Curry and Drew Coleman are working at the center of the lithium exploration research boom, analyzing everything from the Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt's geochemistry and formation patterns to its temporal patterns and life span.

Jeff Warren speaks at the podium during the Collaboratory's PFAS press event.
North Carolina Expands PFAS Research Capacity Through Collaboratory’s $3 Million Investment

April 2, 2024

North Carolina Collaboratory’s purchase of mass spectrometry instruments from Thermo Fisher Scientific will strengthen PFAS research capacity in service to the State.

Stacks of papers
Notice of Intent: Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Opioid Remediation Research and Evaluation

March 22, 2024

Notice to researchers within the UNC System: the NC Collaboratory intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) titled “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Opioid Remediation Activities in North Carolina (Local Government Partnership Required).”