Broader Impacts

The Connector is the hub of MU's Broader Impacts initiative, providing professional development and engagement resources for faculty, staff, students and surrounding communities.


Finalize compliance information to adhere to all applicable federal, state and university rules and regulations that are related to research.

Human subjects and animal research

Researchers are responsible for completing appropriate forms related to human subjects or animal research at the close of each project. 


Log into eCompliance to finalize close of project details.

Bridge funding resources

The Connecting with Missouri (CWM) grant is sponsored by The Connector for the purpose of supporting new and existing projects, programs, and initiatives that focus on engagement, outreach, and broader impacts.

Export Controls

If you are sharing with an international entity or sending materials outside the U.S. or its territories, work with Export Controls for additional guidance.

Update your profile

Enter new results and publications on myVita and Academic Analytics (Faculty Insights).

Sponsored programs resources



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Make sure to have a nondisclosure, data use or material transfer agreement in place before you share confidential or unpublished research, data or materials with an outside collaborator. 

Self-paced professional development resources

More professional development resources


MU Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program

Provides proof-of-concept funding and training for physician-engineer teams interested in translating biomedical innovations into products that improve health and patient care.

Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Offers proof-of-concept funding and training, including the basics of biomedical and biotech product development and get-to-market strategies.

MU Midwest BioAccelerator

Offers mentoring and wraparound support in the development of new products related to the detection and mitigation of infectious diseases and other national biodefense and health security needs.

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