Supporting organizations

The following units help K-State researchers accomplish their goals


Office of Research Development

The Office of Research Development promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the university by supporting and administering activities involving extramurally sponsored programs.

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides one-office approach to the full life cycle of research administration in assisting faculty, staff, and administrators in obtaining and administering funding from non-university sources to support K-State's creative and scholarly activities.

University Research Compliance Office

University activities that may involve research on human subjects, laboratory animal care and use, or propose to use recombinant DNA or biohazardous materials must comply with applicable federal, state, or local rules, regulations and guidelines. K-State has universitywide committees that provide regulatory oversight and guidance in these three critical areas. Individuals who plan efforts in any of these areas must receive formal approval from the appropriate compliance committee prior to commencement of the project.

K-State Innovation Partners

K-State Innovation Partners is committed to collaborating with university, industry and communities to deliver a streamlined mission of corporate engagement, technology commercialization and economic development.

Global Food Systems

The Kansas State University Global Food Systems Initiative works to achieve universitywide goals in solving global food challenges through innovation, outreach, and workforce development.

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center

The National Agricultural Biosecurity Center is an integral part of the Midwest’s expanding animal health corridor. NABC is located on campus and contributes to and accesses a vast network of interdisciplinary research and resources in areas such as animal disease, foodborne pathogens, plant pathogens, and environmental changes affecting agriculture and human health.

Biosecurity Research Institute

The Biosecurity Institute, or BRI, at Pat Roberts Hall on the Kansas State University campus is a unique biocontainment research and education facility. The BRI supports comprehensive "farm-to-fork" infectious disease research programs that address threats to plant, animal, and human health.

Biotechnology Core Facility

The goods and services provided by the facility give researchers the tools they need to identify new proteins, protein modifications, protein-protein interactions and enzyme substrates.

Electronics Design Laboratory

EDL provides researchers with access to advanced electronics, assists with integrating electronics technology into research programs and aids in electronics technology transfer to users by providing ongoing technical support. EDL works in cooperation with many diverse academic departments for a symbiotic approach to problem-solving.

Comparative Medicine Group

The mission of the Comparative Medicine Group is to facilitate animal use in research and teaching at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University by providing high quality animal care in accordance with both federal and state regulations and AAALAC guidelines.