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NEW! Virtual Office Hours

To meet the needs of our faculty, staff, and student researchers during the Fall 2020 semester IRB/HRPP Staff will be holding Virtual Office Hours on Zoom. Virtual Office Hours will start the week of August 17 and run throughout the Fall semester.

Tuesdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.—Jenny Dunn (Zoom link here)

Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.—Jennifer Engle (Zoom link here)

Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. p.m.—Rob Withrow (Zoom link here)

If these times do not work for you, please call or email us to schedule a time to meet.

Guidance on Human Subjects Research

What about COVID-19 and Human Subjects Research?

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulates all research activities involving human subjects on the UT Knoxville campus. The IRB is a committee appointed to ensure rights, safety, and welfare of human research subjects; ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws/regulations; and conduct ethical reviews of human research activities including initial, continuation, modification, unanticipated problems and alleged noncompliance. Its primary responsibility is to assure UT Knoxville researchers operate within the provisions of the Federalwide Assurance of Compliance filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

All IRB applications must be submitted through iMedRIS. 

Do you need help submitting your IRB application via iMedRIS? You can find helpful guides and instructions for navigating the iMedRIS application process here. For more information on iMedRIS, visit the Office of Research and Engagement’s resource page.