The Office of Research & Engagement is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing research and creative activity and the administrative aspects of research operations. It provides administrative support and assistance in complying with applicable laws and regulations in the following areas of research compliance:
Biosafety — The Biosafety Program works to ensure regulatory compliance by improving researcher knowledge of biosafety issues through training and online resources.
Conflict of Interest — Any institution/PI applying for or receiving NIH or PHS funding from a grant or cooperative agreement must be in compliance with all of the revised regulatory requirements for Conflicts of Interest (COI) training as of August 24, 2012.
Export Control — The Export Control Officer helps researchers comply with federal regulations prohibiting the unlicensed export of certain commodities and information.
Human Subjects/IRB — The Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulates research activities involving human subjects by ensuring compliance with all federal and state regulations.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) — IACUC ensures compliance with all regulations, policies and standards in place to protect animal welfare in research.
Radiation Safety — The Radiation Safety Department provides a wide range of radiation services and health physics support to assist researchers in the safe and compliant use of radioactive materials.
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) — Responsible and ethical conduct of research is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering. Consequently, education in RCR is considered essential in the preparation of future scientists and engineers.
Compliance Officer and IRB Administrator
Office of Research & Engagement
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: (865) 974-7697
Fax: (865) 974-7400