Facility Operations

Sytems and Programs to assist with core facility operations

Core Invoicing and Billing

iLabs Operations Software

UNC has contracted with Agilent Technologies to provide their web based invoicing software package, iLab Operations Software, for UNC core facilities.  Features include dynamic reporting capabiliites and a scheduling component, automated billing from orders, and more transparent workflow tracking.

Please contact for more information on getting your core facility set up to bill through Infoporte or iLabs.


UNC's Infoporte system has a module available for core facilities to use for basic invoicing needs.

View the Infoporte portal:  Infoporte Home



Working with External Clients

Service Agreements when working with External Clients

A service agreement should be in place whenever you accept work from an external client.  Agreements for both commercial and academic entities are handled by the Office of Industry Contracting (OIC).
Whether you need an agreement for a one time project or for an ongoing agreement, the OIC will create an appropriate contract.


Rigor and Reproducibility Resources

 NIH Reproducibility website

Incorporating Rigor and Reproducibility into Core Protocols and Communications
(information sheet download)

The Center for Open Science website provides tools, training, support and advocacy for changes in incentives to make research investment go farther, faster.
COS has developed tools for reproducible research and conducts research on scientific practices. 


HR Track for Core Directors

For the SOM to have the strongest research infrastructure for the 21st century and beyond, it must attract and retain the best directors to manage its core facilities and cutting edge technologies. This  document provides the procedures and criteria that guide the appointment and promotion of non-tenure track directors of core facilities. The differences between non-tenure track Core Director positions and other non-tenure track positions mainly lies in the length of contracts available and the focus on the collaborative, managerial (of both technologies and people), and financial aspects of the core director position versus the research and teaching aspects of other non-tenure track positions. These differences are designed to provide more stable core facility services for UNC researchers, a more stable position for the directors of UNC core facilities and a tighter focus on the important aspects of the position when it comes to appointment and promotion of Core Directors.

Non-Tenure Track for Directors of UNC Core Facilities