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Forms & Policies



Center Establishment Criteria and Request Form PDF
F&A Implementation Flow Chart Word Posted: 12/03/2015
Established College Level Center Review Form Word Revised: 6/15/2012
Request for Associated Status Word Posted: 12/03/2015
RIF Sharing Agreement Word Posted: 12/03/2015
Start-up Funding Request Form PDF Revised: 12/21/2011
Start-Up Funding Request Form for Faculty Starting Mid-Academic Year and Tenure Clock Extensions PDF Revised: 3/24/2013
Special Start-up Carryover Request Form PDF Revised: 4/16/2012
Start-up Budget Template Excel Revised 8/23/2016

Controlled Substances

Application for Controlled Substances PDF Word Revised: 8/9/2007
State Pharmacy Board Link
DEA Registration Link


Checklist For New Researchers PDF Revised: 4/1/2016



Faculty Research Incentive Plan PDF Posted: 9/2011
Modified RIF Distribution Pilot Program PDF Posted: 12/2015
Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Policies PDF Updated: 8/2008
Research Data Policy PDF Posted: 3/2009
Start-Up Funds Request and Approval Process PDF Updated: 7/2011
Tangible Research Property Policy PDF Posted: 3/2009


Purchasing: How to Buy Link

Intellectual Property

Patents, Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property Policies (UTRF) PDF Amended: 6/2003
Patents, Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property Policies Appendices (UTRF) PDF

Responsible Conduct of Research

UT Policy on Misconduct in Research and Service Link Adopted: 9/15/2016
Conflict of Interest, University Fiscal Policy 125 Link


General Biosafety Program Policy PDF 11/2015
Laboratory Security Policy PDF
Teaching Laboratory Policy PDF 11/2015
Veterinary Clinical Trials Involving Recombinant Nucleic Acids and/or Recombinant Microbes (IBC/IACUC RCT01-17) PDF 2/2017

Environmental Health & Safety

Safety Training Link
Hazardous Waste Management Link
Chemical Inventories Link
Mercury Reduction Link
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Link
Personal Protective Equipment Link
Offsite Shipping of Dangerous Goods Link
Compressed Gases and Cryogens Link
Eyewashes and Safety Showers Link
Chemical Fume Hoods Link
Laboratory Health and Safety Policy Link
Lab Audit Protocol Link
Lab Moves and Closeouts Link
Laboratory Security Link
Lab Door Placards Link
Chemical Hygiene Plans Link
Chemicals Requiring Approval for Use Link
Minors in Shops and Labs Link
Full list of all policies in the Safety Manual Link

Export Control

University of Tennessee’s Statement of Commitment PDF Posted: 9/2007
Export Control Management System PDF Posted: 10/2012

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Responsibilities of investigators, and instructions, standards, and guidelines for using animals in research, teaching and testing. Link

Radiation Safety

Dangerous Goods (Hazmat Shipping) Policy Link

Sponsored Programs

Proposal Submission Deadlines Link

UT Research Foundation (UTRF) policies

This UTRF policy (PDF) outlines how the revenue generated from the commercialization of inventions will be shared with the inventors and the university.

Revenue Sharing Policy PDF Graphic More Info

Additional Forms

The following units maintain forms on their individual sites.