Bring your research to Tyson

 Tyson offers an ideal setting to conduct environmental research. Explore our infrastructure, natural resources, and existing projects to learn more about our facilities and the type of work being conducted here.

Please read our policies prior to submitting your application.

application to conduct research at Tyson

Name *
Phone *
Project Start date *
Project Start date
Project End date *
Project End date
Please describe any site manipulations required for your project
Please describe any sample collection and provide appropriate permit numbers (Missouri Department of Conservation, animal care protocols, etc)
Use of animals in research *
Will your research involve capturing or handling vertebrates, or collecting any species of conservation concern? If yes, please submit copies of your current (or pending) state and/or federal permits, as well as approved institutional animal use protocol, if applicable.
Research policies and procedures *
Researchers are restricted to areas designated in the research plan and general support facilities. Researchers may request the use of exclusive study areas. If granted, access will be limited to Tyson staff for routine duties or emergencies only. Investigators studying animals must obtain a Wildlife Collector's Permit from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Endangered species require both state and federal permits. The Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee of Washington University must review all protocols involving the use of vertebrates in research, teaching, or demonstration projects. Researchers from outside of Washington University may substitute an equivalent, approved animal care protocol document from their home institution. Copies of approved protocols and relevant permits should be emailed to At the conclusion of your research project, all field materials must be removed, all buildings must be cleared of equipment or samples, and all gate access cards and keys must be returned. Any publications resulting from work conducted at Tyson must acknowledge the contribution of Washington University Tyson Research Center. A PDF version of the paper should be emailed to