photo of sky through curved architectural elements on side of Sheps Center buildingThe Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research offers a wide array of services for Research Fellows and Faculty participating in health services research at the University of North Carolina. Some services are also available through consultation.


Research Services & Support:

Library & Information Services: Research and library resources, services, and assistance.

Database Systems Group: Database design and development, and web survey tools and web applications including programming, design and implementation. Contact Brian Cass

Security: Data security consultation. Contact Roger Akers

Data Analysis: Data analytic support for research projects, including data entry, data cleaning, data management,and experienced SAS analysts. Claims data analysis expertise. Contact Roger Akers

Data Resources: Management of health claims databases and other data for health services research.

Administrative Support:

Business, Finance and Research Administration:Provides pre- and post-award administration support to Sheps Center researchers and external collaborators; financial management; human resources management; payroll; facility services; parking and building security.  For inquiries, please email:

Computer Systems & User Service: Computer systems administration, user support, and security. Secure server management.