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Research Tools


Cayuse LogoCayuse Research Suite—
Cayuse SP provides for the electronic routing and approval of sponsored program proposals and documents. In addition, proposals developed in Cayuse 424 can be linked to a Cayuse SP form for routing and approvals prior to submission. More Cayuse information, training, and guides.


CITI ProgramThe Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program allows UT Knoxville affiliated researchers the opportunity to participate in online research ethics education.

The CITI program has learning modules for  IRB, RCR, Conflicts of Interest, and Export Control. Find more information on the available CITI training.


DimensionsDimensions is a linked research data platform, including information on publications, research funding, patents and clinical trials – all on an international scale. This tool is designed to help anyone involved in research to get more in-depth information about what is happening in their research area and how it changes over time.

Learn more about Dimensions.


DMPTool logoThe DMPTool guides you through the process of creating a data management plan to meet funder requirements. It is free and provides links to funder information, suggested answers, and data management resources specific to UT researchers.

View the Libraries’ Data Management Guide. For more information or for help using the DMPTool, please contact Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian, at 865-974-4404 or ceaker@utk.edu.


iMedRIS is a web-based system that enables online application submission, real-time submission tracking, review, post-approval compliance activities, and data management.

iMedRIS training information.


InCites logoInCites is a research evaluation platform that allows for in-depth analysis of trends and citation patterns of the publication activity data for individuals, groups, organizations, countries, journals, and research areas.

Learn more about InCites.


iThenticate logoiThenticate is a plagiarism detection software that helps faculty and student researchers avoid “cut and paste” or citation errors that might be unacceptable in funding proposals or scholarly articles.

Learn more about iThenticate.


Pivot LogoPivot provides researchers, administrators, and research development professionals with valuable information about grant opportunities and award recipients.

Learn more about Pivot.