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Supporting Organizations

The following units help K-State researchers accomplish their goals. 

Office of Research Development (ORD)

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

PreAward Services (PAS)

PAS provides a full range of assistance to 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 (URCO)

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.

Kansas State University Research Foundation (KSURF)

KSURF connects researchers with resources to protect and promote the university's intellectual property and has an active program to facilitate technology licensing and transfer (commercialization) of intellectual property developed by K-State faculty.

Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization (KSU-IC)

KSU-IC is dedicated to the start-up and expansion of technology-based, high-growth enterprises and enabling the commercialization of university and under-utilized corporate intellectual property. KSU-IC provides opportunity assessment; strategic partnership design; technology acquisition, management, and licensing; business development; and technology transfer support activities for entrepreneurs to commercialize intellectual property emanating from basic research at K-State and other intellectual property portfolios.

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (NABC)

NABC 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 (BRI)

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.