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Collaboration Center

Dr. Helen Tibbo’s Digital Curation class meets with collaborators at University of Glasgow, UK, via videoconferencing
photo: Barrie Hayes/HSL
Dr. Helen Tibbo’s Digital Curation class meets
with collaborators at University of Glasgow, UK,
via videoconferencing

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) Collaboration Center offers visualization and collaboration technology that can be used for research across disciplines, campuses, and continents; community outreach activities; clinical applications or educational programs.

Through the Collaboration Center, research teams can visualize their data in large format not possible on a computer monitor and share their data, applications and visualizations with colleagues around the world. Students and faculty can virtually attend a biomedical conference taking place on another campus or in another country.

The SmartBoard© in action
photo: Barrie Hayes/HSThe SmartBoard© in action

HSL-RENCI Partnership

The Health Sciences Library Collaboration Center at UNC-Chapel Hill was developed and implemented in partnership with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) in 2005. HSL's vision for the Collaboration Center is to foster creativity and peer-to-peer learning among multi-disciplinary research teams through a combination of technology, staff expertise, and supporting library services and facilities. RENCI's partnership with HSL provides a synergy of expertise and technology for a uniquely rich and accessible collaboration environment. HSL is one of two RENCI sites on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and one of eight RENCI locations across the state.


Reserve the Collaboration Center. Indicate in the reservation form which technologies you would like to use and that you want to reserve a conference room. Specify you want to use the Collaboration Center in the comments field of the form.

An orientation is required for first time users of Center technologies. Contact Collaboration Center staff to schedule an orientation prior to live use/event.

The Collaboration Center may also be scheduled on a first come and short term basis for UNC faculty and staff meetings not requiring use of Center technology. These meetings do not require an orientation.

Food is allowed in the Collaboration Center on a case-by-case basis. There is a $75.00 fee for all food events (excluding brown bag events). Brown bagging events should adhere to the HSL food policy. See the Room Use Guidelines.

How to Find Us

The Collaboration Center is located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library (room 227). An inviting, neutral space, the Center is central to all Health Affairs schools, UNC Hospitals, and related academic departments.

Directions to the HSL