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Policy on Misconduct in Research and Service, which the Office of Research Integrity worked diligently to amend. This office has also labored to provide greater information on services available to the UT Knoxville research community through a series of web content on Responsible Conduct of Research, iThenticate, and a Responsible Conduct of Research Lunch and Learn Series of workshops. These efforts reflect the office’s dedication to UT’s faculty, staff, and students and to its journey to becoming a Top 25 public research university.
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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will allow some amendments to protocols to undergo administrative approval by the IACUC Chair or a designated veterinarian through Veterinary Verification Consultation rather than review by the full committee. This change will streamline the approval process for such changes, allowing PIs submitting amendments to protocols to see approval faster. Researchers who have a need for expedited approval or an interest in understanding which types of amendments fall under the updated approval process may contact the IACUC office (utiacuc@utk.edu, 865-974-5547) for further information.
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