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Compliance

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 JaneBurns@utk.edu 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 Subjects/IRB (including surveys, photographs of people, etc.)
    Contact Brenda Lawson (865) 974-7697

  • Radiological Materials
    Contact Laurence Miller (865) 974-5580

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

  • Chemical Hazards and Other Health and Safety Issues
    Contact Susan Fiscor (865) 974-4904

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

  • Join us for lunch-time training sessions the second Tuesday of each month, in 156/157 Plant Biotechnology Building from 12:15 – 1:15. See the Training page for schedule of future presentations and materials/videos for past sessions.

    For other topics and guidance, see Policies and Responsible Conduct. Also, see the following checklists:
    UTIA Compliance Checklist for Research Laboratories
    Financial Compliance Checklist

    For additional information, contact Jane Burns with any questions.