We provide support for, and access to, a broad spectrum of institutional basic and technology-rich core lab facilities and resources.

At UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC's core facilities are shared resources which offer a wide range of services to the research community, including cutting edge technologies, high end instrumentation, technical support and education. Our facilities enhance and expand the collaborative capabilities of research at UNC-Chapel Hill. We provide operational support to biomedical research core facilities at the university.

Core Labs Operational Support

We provide operational support for UNC-Chapel Hill's core lab facilities.

Recharge Services

We provide hands on assistance with set up of new recharge accounts including developing appropriate and compliant rate structures as well as revising rates for existing core facilities.

We work closely with the Cost Compliance and Analysis Office within the UNC Office of Sponsored Research on approval for recharge rates and other compliance issues.

Life Cycle Events

Core administrators can request consultation and assistance on managing core life cycle events such as expansion, consolidation and sunsetting.


Guidelines documents and training materials are available through the UNC core facilities website resource area.

View Core Facilities policies and guidelines at med.unc.edu/corefacilities


The Core Facilities Advocacy Committee (CFAC) works with core directors to evaluate and recommend upgrading of technology and to ensure high-quality services and user satisfaction. The committee distributes Requests for Funding Applications several times a year, reviews funding requests and makes recommendations to the Vice Dean for Research.

Expenditures for core facilities can include one-time funding for equipment purchases, emergency repairs and maintenance, method development for new recharge services, and other operational needs.

For Core Facilities funding opportunities, contact CFAC.


The NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (ERCMRC) in Kannapolis, NC provides collaborative research services in metabolomics, including guidance in study design, sample collection, data acquisition, multivariate and statistical analysis, visualization, pathway mapping, literature review, manuscript and grant preparation, training and outreach, and synthesis of standards. learn more

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