Welcome to the UTIA compliance website!

At UTIA, we are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service. We are also committed to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as shown by these policies established by the University to provide guidance to employees. Given the ever-increasing number and complexity of laws, regulations, and requirements in today’s environment, this website is designed with a goal of helping you – as a UTIA faculty or staff member – find the resources and guidance you need to fulfill your commitment to safety, ethical behavior, and compliance. This will allow you to concentrate on your excellent work with the least amount of frustration over the red tape. Please contact or 865-974-7375 for suggestions that can help us meet this goal.

Does your work (regardless of funding source) include any of the following? If so (or if you aren’t sure), check out the website for guidance and contact the appropriate compliance officer early to help you meet requirements and avoid delays in your work. We’re here to help.

  • Animal Use and Care
    Contact Elizabeth Bailey, (865) 974-3631

  • Human Research Protection Program/IRB
    Contact Kristine Hershberger, (865) 974-7494

  • Radiological Materials
    Contact Marsha Smith, (865) 974-5580

  • Biological Materials
    Contact Brian Ranger, (865) 974-1938

  • Chemical Hazards and Other Health and Safety Issues
    Contact Steve Crouch, (865) 974-4904

  • Export Control
    Contact Jane Burns, (865) 974-7375

  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    Contact Jane Burns, (865) 974-7375

  • Join us for lunch-time training sessions and other learning opportunities, found at our Workshops & Learning Opportunities page. Materials and videos are there for past sessions.

    For other guidance, see Policies and the following checklists:
    UTIA Compliance Checklist for Research Laboratories
    Financial Compliance Checklist

    For additional information, contact Jane Burns with any questions.

    Quick links

    Standard UTIA Info
    Cayuse Log-In
    Uniform Guidance
    CITI Website Login
    Workshops & Learning Opportunities

    UTIA Office of Sponsored Programs
    Fax: 865-974-7451 or
    225 Morgan Hall
    2621 Morgan Circle Dr.
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4514