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UNC Research Systems

Primary Management Systems
RAMSeS: Research Administration Management System and eSubmission


RAMSeS is the University’s official proposal and award management system. All research proposals requesting funding for a grant, contract or cooperative agreement must be recorded in RAMSeS.



ConnectCarolina (CC) is the University’s financial administration system. All financial transactions are generated and recorded in this system. To obtain access to CC you will need to contact your department’s Access Request Coordinator (ARC) to complete the correct forms. For more information on how to use CC for Research Administrators, please see CCInfo.



InfoPorte is an application platform within ConnectCarolina that allows administrators to view reports for finances, including grant financial management, Core Facilities management, Access requests, budget revision requests for both research and non-research related budgets, and other administrative actions.

UNC Research Systems
AIR: Activities, Interest, and Relationships Management


This system serves as a portal to manage all disclosure and request forms related to Conflicts of Interest (COI) and Commitment. Access is available for any COI disclosure forms, COI training, and or External Professional Activities for Pay (EPAP).

ACAP: Application to Use Live Vertebrate Animals


ACAP is an online system for submission and administration of the University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols, as well as a tool for ordering animals and making other Division of Comparative Medicine (formerly the Division of Lab Animal Maintenance) requests.

ALICE: Clinical Trials Management @ UNC-CH


ALICE is an information system for submitting and managing agreements with the Office of Sponsored Programs’ Industry Contracting Team and managing clinical trial compliance and billing with the Office of Clinical Trials (OCT).

Backbone: Management of People, Department, & Organization Records


This system database manages roles and access within RAMSeS. It can be accessed via RAMSeS and is hosted by the Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS).

BLUE: Management of Technology Commercialization


This is an information system for entering Reports of Invention and a portal to view the status of all technologies and associated patents and agreements, including Material Transfer Agreements (MTA), under management at the Office of Technology Commercialization (formerly the Office of Commercialization and Economic Development).

IRBIS: Application for IRB Approval of Humans Subjects Research


This system is the repository for all human subject research applications, amendments, and protocols at the University that are reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) within the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE).