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In terms of organizational structure, KARI consists of a research organization with its Laboratory, projects, consortia, and centers, and a research support organization, which is called the Collaborate Research Office.
This is the organization which actually conducts actual research activities on various long-term research themes. The laboratory has a number of projects and consortia.
A project handles relatively short to medium range research themes. A project is ad hoc and non-permanent in nature, in that it is created when a new theme comes up and is terminated when the research on the theme comes to an end.
In a consortium, KARI and the participating members (usually companies) carry out research collaboratively on themes of common interest.
A center is an organization which carries out a specific designated research.
Collaborate Research Office
The Collaborate Research Office serves as a coordination center for industry-government-academia research activities and manages recruiting, procurement of funds and equipment, contractual matters, research results, intellectual property, and other administrative matters and supports the management of the research organization.