Research & Economic Development

Office of the Vice Chancellor


  • Conflict of Interest program, oversees efforts to ensure objectivity in research;
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee, ensures institutional compliance with regulations governing research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and the use of biohazardous materials in research;
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, responsible for the ethical and humane use of animals in research;
  • Institutional Review Board, responsible for reviewing and approving human subject research activities;
  • ITAR and EAR compliance, ensure compliance for the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations that affect the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of technology;
  • Contract negotiation and compliance;
  • Fiscal compliance for all research expenditures; and
  • Transfer of University discoveries to the marketplace for the benefit of society.


Compliance by individuals with policies is critical to institutional accountability.  Policy compliance at UMKC may be addressed through many avenues.  To manage compliance within the following areas, four campus committees were created which can be reached through the following links.

Name Position/Unit
Animal Care and Use Committee This committee, also called the IACUC, oversees use of UMKC research animals and facilities.
Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC) The COIC assists campus members with declaring and addressing any conflicts of interest.
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) The IBC reviews any proposed campus research involving recombinant DNA, synthetic nucleic acids, or other biohazardous materials.
Institutional Review Board The IRB reviews any research involving human subjects.