Welcome to the RESEARCH ENABLED portal, a powerful tool that will connect you to industry-sponsored research challenges, service contract opportunities, potential collaborators, and much more.

Available to researchers across all disciplines at any of the University of Missouri System and Southern Illinois University System campuses, Research Enabled is your new source for research funding. Several industry partners are already in place waiting to access your expertise (founding industry partners include Bayer Crop Science, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, MilliporeSigma, and Nidec Motor Corporation), and we will continue to expand the pool of companies and organizations from across all industries.

But, to make this work, we need you and all of our university researchers to be actively engaged.

OPT-IN TODAY TO ENGAGE! To begin, select your campus on the drop-down.


Select your campus and log in with your SSO to claim your researcher profile and ensure you are connected when the portal launches in early 2020. Then, just add/update your information if and when needed* and set your communication preferences. It’s simple!

Once you have opted in, just get ready to submit your ideas in response to research challenges through a quick, secure online process.

With your help, this portal can become a powerful tool to enable research, increase industry-sponsored research dollars to our universities, and build strong collaborations with industry.

*In 2019, the University of Missouri System launched an expertise database integrating Academics Analytics for faculty and researchers across the four campuses. If you are identified in that system, you do not need to do much to create a profile here as your information from Academic Analytics® will port into your profile. All you need to do is review and approve it.

Research Enabled Supporters

  • Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
  • Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Missouri Technology Corporation
  • Office of the County Executive, St. Louis County
  • Office of the Governor, State of Illinois
  • Office of the Governor, State of Missouri
  • Office of the Mayor, City of St. Louis
  • St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber