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Offices & Resources

Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI)

The Center for Biomedical Informatics is designed to establish robust researcher-facing informatics services, data security, and sharing capabilities to support local and national CTSA efforts via a web-based interface, and provide consulting and educational services.

Electronic Research Administration (eRA)

The Office of Electronic Research Administration provides support for electronic systems within the Office of Research. The systems supported include: ACAP – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, ACIM – Laboratory Animal Care Unit, fCOI – Financial conflict of interest disclosures, iMedRIS IRB – Institutional Review Board, iMedRIS IBC – Institutional Biosafety Committee, and Research Registration – Central repository for completion of all types of research-oriented training. Please call (901) 448-7125 for assistance. 

Export Control

The Export Control Officer provides oversight, assitance, and training to researchers in compliance regarding Federal regulations that govern how certain information, technologies, and commodities can be transmitted overseas to anyone — including U.S. citizens — or to foreign nationals on U.S. soil.

Governor's Chair

The University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at UTHSC is currently Robert L. Davis, MD, MPH. 

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee is responsible for overseeing and evaluating the animal care and use program. In addition to reviewing research protocols involving the use of animals and conducting animal care facility site visits, the IACUC evaluates all other parts of the institution's animal program and provides the appropriate training to all investigators conducting animal research. 

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Institutional Biosafety Committee is responsible for reviewing research activities utilizing recombinant DNA (rDNA) and other biohazardous materials to ensure that UTHSC principal investigators and lab personnel utilize appropriate best practices when performing this type of work.

Institutional Research Cores

The UTHSC Institutional Research Cores are dedicated to the success of your project. We serve the UTHSC research community by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment and to expert consultation services.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board is a committee established to assist in protecting the rights and welfare of human participants invloved in research activities. 

Office of Grants and Research Agreements (GRA)

The Office of Grants and Research Agreements provides support to the faculty and staff of UTHSC (including components at the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville and the Chattanooga unit of the College of Medicine) in their efforts to obtain external funding for research and other sponsored projects, while ensuring compliance with UT policy, sponsor policy and applicable law. Specifically, the office reviews, negotiates, and approves all proposals for grants and research agreement; reviews and provides guidance on sponsor and University policy and procedures related to sponsored project proposals; provides information and training on grant and research contract processes; facilitates non-financial closeouts and invention reporting; and provides and/or obtains institutional signatures on grants and research agreements.

Office of Research Development (ORD)

The Office of Research Development assists faculty in bridging the gap between innovative scientific ideas, securing extramural funding and establishing high-quality, leading-edge collaboratives. Specifically, the Office provides resources and services to: help investigators identify targeted extramural funding opportunities, develop grant applications and scientific manuscripts to maximize competitiveness, provide intramural funding opportunities and interim funding mechanisms, and establish and enhance collaborations within and beyond UTHSC borders.

Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity is responsible for responding to allegations of research misconduct brought against all faculty and staff members of UTHSC who are involved in the design, conduct or reporting of research.

Office of Research Safety Affairs

The Office of Research Safety Affairs is designed to assist members of the UTHSC campus who need access to safety information and those who are involved with environmental issues.

Office of Scientific Writing

The Office of Scientific Writing is designed to assist research faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in the writing of successful research grants and scientific manuscripts. The office will support the research faculty on UTHSC’s Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville campuses. 

Postdoctoral Office

The Postdoctoral Office was established to help ensure and enhance the quality and quantity of postdocs and their training experience. They provide support and services for UTHSC postdoc fellows and their faculty mentors.

Radiation Safety Committee 

The Radiation Safety Committee will serve as the general policy forming body for the activities which involve the use of radioactive materials and/or other sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. Policies formulated by and/or decisions of the committee will be effective upon the approval of the Chancellor.

Research Partners

Complex Trait Consortium
Memphis Research Consortium
Methodist University Hospital
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Regional One Health 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation 
Memphis VA Medical Center

Student Research Programs

For students who feel that research experience is an important component of their overall professional education or who are considering the possibilities of a health-science career that includes research, many opportunities are available at UTHSC to participate in a research project in a meaningful way. Please visit the SCORE website to explore the possibilities of engaging in biomedical research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

UT Research Foundation (UTRF)

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) seperate organization that promotes the commercialization of UT intellectual property, encourages an entrepreneurial culture, contributes to state and regional economic development, and promotes research and education to benefit the people of Tennessee and beyond. 

Last Published: Jan 27, 2017