Research & Technology Management

Research & Technology Management


At Memorial Sloan Kettering, scientists and doctors leave no stone unturned in creating a better world for people with cancer. We are building a unique infrastructure to support our research and promote the exploration of fresh knowledge and ideas, and to make sure our innovations will benefit patients and society as quickly as possible.

The Office of Technology Development

Our 2024 work to date
  • 51 Invention Disclosures
  • 41 Patent Applications
  • 12 Patents Issued

Our Research and Technology Management (RTM) division oversees the financial and strategic planning of our scientific enterprise, and manages a range of resources that are essential to its health. For example, RTM’s Office of Research and Project Administration manages institutional and external research funds and funding proposals, and the Sloan Kettering Institute fiscal budget. Clinical Research Administration, oversees activities related to clinical research operations and compliance, including services related to protocol activation and management, quality assurance, human research subject protections, and pre- and post-award fiscal management. The Office of Technology Development (OTD) manages Memorial Sloan Kettering’s world-class portfolio of intellectual property and works to ensure that inventions made by our investigators have the greatest chance of translating into improvements in cancer care for people everywhere.

The division is also responsible for maintaining policies and procedures and providing training that help ensure that all research conducted at MSK is held to the highest ethical standards and adheres to prevailing sponsor policies and research compliance regulations. It is also responsible for the administration of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Export Control Program, and research with hESC, hSPC, gamete generation, and/or human embryos.

In addition, RTM hosts a range of courses and training programs for faculty, research fellows, and other research staff.

  • Research Funding and Project Administration
    The Research and Technology Management division is responsible for a range of activities related to research funding and project administration, including the management of institutional and external research funds and funding proposals.
  • Technology Development
    The Office of Technology Development is responsible for protecting and licensing inventions developed by Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators, obtaining industrial funding for our laboratories, and negotiating and reviewing private consulting agreements.
  • Compliance Review and Oversight
    The office of Research Outreach and Compliance is charged with ensuring compliance with federal, state, institutional, and sponsor regulations with regard to research grants management.
  • Policies & Procedures
    Learn about institutional policies and procedures essential for conducting responsible and compliant research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Awards & Metrics
    See the number of awards granted to our investigators in the past three years by federal, state, local, industry, non profit, and other sources, and the total sums of these awards.
  • Systems
    RTM Information Systems Support (RTM ISS) creates and manages a number of electronic systems that support various components of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s research enterprise.
  • Contact Us
    Contact information for our administrative offices and leadership team.