Resources for Investigators and Staff



Life Span Institute Administration is led by the LSI Director and includes staff members with different specialties who provide services that lend cohesion to LSI. The associate director for finance and planning oversees the receipt and disbursement of State and Federal funds and ensures that all funds are disbursed according to regulations. Read More

Central Office

The goal of the Central Office staff is to coordinate the space, supplies and facilities required by the staff and investigators of the Life Span Institute. This staff also manages room and vehicle reservations, teleconference/videoconferencing equipment and functions, and emergency/evacuation plans. Read More

Project Development

The LSI Project Development (LSI-PD) Team facilitates the proposal process for external research funding in the broad area of human health, education, and development. LSI has a long tradition in the area of intellectual/developmental disabilities. Read More


The Life Span Institute (LSI) Communications group reports research findings, public events and LSI activities, including training and service, to the media and public. The group also assists reporters and producers to identify and contact LSI scientific experts and acts as a liaison between media representatives and scientists in developing media coverage. Read More

Finance and planning

Life Span Institute Finance and Planning provides overall financial leadership in the management of state, research, endowment, and fee for service resources. Read More

Information Technology

Information Technology supports all centers, work groups, and research units and labs affiliated with Life Span Institute as well as all the College of Liberal Arts departments affiliated with the Life Span Institute. Read More

Research Design & Analysis

The Research Design and Analysis (RDA) Unit provides collaborative services and resources for proposal development, data analysis, data management, and graphical design with the goal of enhancing the validity, rigor, and impact of LSI research. Read More

New Investigators & Research Staff Orientation

Welcome to the Life Span Institute (LSI) at the University of Kansas, one of the oldest and largest of the designated KU research institutes with a proud history of scientific innovation that underpinned societal gains for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, children, families and communities disadvantaged by poverty and the the aging since 1956. Read More