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Visitors Engaged in Research

The University of Tennessee’s Policy on Visitors Engaged in Research seeks to financially, legally and reputationally protect the university by identifying and monitoring visitors who are conducting research in university laboratories and research facilities.

University of Tennessee System Policy RE0002: Visitors Engaged in Research

Visitor Information Packet

Please download the Visitor Information Packet and follow the Packet Completion Instructions to finalize the process.

Any visiting scientist, scholar, or other unaffiliated individual (e.g., faculty, students, post-docs, industry collaborators, etc.) who is not on the university payroll and seeks access to university laboratories or other similar research facilities for the purposes of research and/or collaboration with university employees must have a UT sponsor (typically, a UT faculty member). The UT sponsor is responsible for ensuring compliance with the policy and making sure a Visitors Engaged in Research Packet is submitted to their department’s business manager at least 30 days prior to the visitor arriving at the University of Tennessee.

For help deciding if the Visitors Engaged in Research Policy is applicable, please use this decision tree. Additional questions about the policy and procedures can be directed to


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