Research Websites

KU IT provides web hosting, development and support to meet various needs of individual researchers and research units. The Research Support Team provides initial consultation and can help facilitate with KU IT's Web Development Team.

Support is available both for sites exclusive to KU, or for collaborative research websites. Options for website development and hosting include cPanel or KU's Content Management system (built on the Drupal platform).


cPanel KU's CMS
  • Backend administration accessible by KU and external users
  • Flexibility for custom design
  • Allows for custom applications
  • Non-KU design can be used for collaboration with external partners and projects
  • Quick start options available using open-source solutions (e.g. Wordpress)
  • Backend administration accessible only for users with KU Online ID
  • Ready-to-go KU template for quick start
  • Design consistent with other KU websites
  • Extensive training and support available through KU IT
  • Mobile-friendly design built into template

The Research Support Team, in consultation with KU IT Web Development, can advise you on whether CMS or cPanel will best meet your needs.

For more information, including requesting a CMS or cPanel site, or securing a domain name, contact the Research Support Team, or go to

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