Animal research

Information on protocol application, veterinary care and facilities oversight, procurement and export, training and resources to ensure animal research is conducted safely and humanely.

Human subjects research

Information on Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies, procedures, resources and training to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants.

Conflict of interest

In accordance with the Collected Rules and Regulations, section 330.015, employees are required to disclose before engaging in outside activities, including but not limited to, overlapping business activities, consulting or teaching. Therefore, you may need to update your disclosure throughout the year.

Export Controls

Prior to release of any funds, Export Controls will review your project for approval of any international collaboration or controlled item. If certain criteria are met, any training requirements or implemented restrictions are summarized through various forms like technology control plans, publication waivers, and other personnel documents. These documents outline any necessary safeguarding for the project as required by the project sponsor and discuss the process by which the research team will maintain this safeguarding. Some controls may include attending training, which the we may assist.

Animal research resources

Complete approvals and requirements for animal use while you set up your project. 

Human subjects research resources

Refer to our process to determine whether an initial request submission is required for your project.

Are you conducting industry-sponsored research?

Work with the Industry Partnerships team to meet the expectations of a corporate funder and navigate their requests and requirements.

Does your research project have commercial potential?

Contact MU’s Office of Technology Advancement early to see if your research could lead to innovations of interest to companies. The office can help you:

  • Refine your research direction by providing patentability feedback and resources to advance early-stage innovations.

  • Disclose an invention.

  • Develop a company around an innovation.

  • Connect with potential investors, licensing partners and mentors.

Take advantage of Mizzou Lab 2 Market, a network of contacts, programs and services available to investigators navigating the multi-faceted commercialization process.

Sponsored research resources

Human subjects research — Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Refer to our process to determine whether an initial request submission is required for your project.

Animal research

Researchers can log in to access forms, policies, guidelines, training, ordering and more.

IRB Policies

IRB Templates

Access templates available for you to use in your research.

Learn about MU inventor rights and responsibilities.

As a general rule, MU owns inventions made by its employees. See University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, Section 100.020.

Disclose an invention.

Share research with an outside collaborator.

Make sure to have a nondisclosure, data use or material transfer agreement in place before you share confidential or unpublished research, data or materials with an outside collaborator. 

Professional development resources

Interested in learning how to translate an idea from lab to market?

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) provides training and funding for researchers.



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