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Research Integrity & Assurance

The University of Tennessee is committed to the responsible and ethical conduct of research. UT’s Division of Research Integrity, in the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing research, scholarship, and creative activity as well as the administrative aspects of research operations.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Sarah Pruett serves as the Institutional Research Integrity Officer for the university. As such, she promotes the responsible conduct of research, receives and manages allegations of misconduct, and oversees inquiries and investigations.