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Field-Based or Off-Campus Research

Forestry students do research work in the field.

Forestry students do research work in the field. Photo by Kristy Keel-Blackmon.

Any fieldwork or off-campus research work must submit an off-campus research health safety plan for review prior to travel.  Once the health safety plan is approved, the off-campus research may commence in accordance with the approved plan.

As travel will be a part of this research, faculty members should also consult with their department head or center director, and associate dean for research to determine which studies are necessary and which can be postponed due to travel restrictions or pandemic conditions.

If a university travel restriction exists and the fieldwork or off-campus research is still deemed necessary, an exception request should be submitted to travelexception@utk.edu.  If the exception is approved, the off-campus research may commence in accordance with the approved health safety plan.