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Biosecurity Research Institute

Developing Your Research

The BRI is committed to the success of your research. The BRI research support team will work with you to evaluate your research needs, develop standard operating procedures for your work, get select agent approval, and more at our modern, state-of-the-art facility. This team is experienced in developing safe research procedures and navigating pertinent rules and regulations. Available to you are facilities, infrastructure, and support services to assist you in your research every step of the way.

Key contacts

  • For more information about our research spaces, Select Agent permits, and research support services we offer, please contact our Biosafety Officer.
  • For more information about our training, education, and outreach capabilities, please contact our Director.
  • If you would like to move forward with scheduling your research project here, please contact our Director.


The following is a summary of fees for biocontainment use. These fees include extensive support services; other added-fee services are also available. For external cost per space per day, please contact Colleen Hackenberg at 785-532-1333 or by email at info@bri.ksu.edu.

BSL-3 Research Laboratories

SizeNumber AvailableInternal Cost Per Space Per Day
BSL-3 Laboratory with Shared Vestibule
200 ft23


BSL-3 Laboratory with Shared Vestibule
400 ft21$221

BSL-3 Laboratory with Vestibule 

315 ft25$142

BSL-3 Laboratory with Vestibule

370 ft21$205
BSL-3 Laboratory with Shower Block 600 ft21$332
BSL-3 Laboratory with Vestibule545 ft21$246
BSL-3 Laboratory with Shower Block 531 ft21$240
BSL-3 Laboratory with Shower Block820 ft21$453


Support and Preparatory LaboratoriesSizeNumber AvailableInternal Cost Per Space Per Day
BSL-2 Laboratory            160 ft22$72
BSL-2 Laboratory 190 ft21$105
Walk-in Growth Chamber135 ft23$61
Walk-in Growth Chamber with Outer Vestibule 170 ft21$77

Specialized Spaces

SizeNumber AvailableInternal Cost Per Space Per Day
Specialized Food Processing Area1610 ft21$728
Multipurpose Food Processing Area1060 ft21$479
BSL-3Ag Large Animal Holding Room                                                                                         850 ft23$470
BSL-3Ag Small Animal Holding Room540 ft22$299
ABSL-3 Vivarium with Ventilated Cage Isolation System500 ft2 1$276
Arthropod Containment Level 3 (ACL-3) Laboratory with Shared Shower Block 230 ft2 1$127 
Multi-use Pathogen Storage183 ft²  1$101 
Mosquito Rearing Room257 ft²  1$106