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The University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established to promote and support medical research and faculty invention disclosures.Established by the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1992, the Research Institute administers federally-funded and privately-funded research projects and Clinical Trials within the University of Kansas Medical Center with a major objective of enhancing the research capability of the University of Kansas Medical Center faculty for the benefit of the public.

The Research Institute assists research by:

  • Administering and serving as the recipient of grants
  • Facilitate sponsored research activities
  • Promoting and aiding in the fulfillment of medical research
  • Using all income for the support of scientific, educational, and charitable purposes


  • To foster individual partnerships between the University of Kansas Medical Center researchers and the private sector
  • To enhance revenue to researchers and the university through the transfer of research discoveries and other information to the private sector
  • To facilitate a cooperative and profitable interaction between the University of Kansas Medical Center and corporations throughout Kansas, the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area, domestically and internationally


  • To increase funding for KUMC faculty from non-governmental sources
  • To develop a strong user friendly research administration program for KUMC faculty members' non-governmental research grants
  • To develop a fund to finance an internal granting program to KUMC faculty
  • To improve the entire KUMC Research Administration infrastructure
  • To make every effort to integrate the RI operations with the Life Sciences initiative in the Kansas City community

Last modified: Dec 18, 2018