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Who Should I Contact?

Refer to the list below for who to contact based on your question/concern.

Examples: submission status, completing forms, CITI training, application requirements, meeting deadlines, iMedRIS user support, etc.

Contact:
Human Research Protections Office
Blount Hall, Room 408
1534 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
865-974-7697
utkirb@utk.edu

Each college and most non-college departments that conduct human
subjects research are assigned an HRPO staff member to serve as that
unit’s point of contact.

Examples: studies in review, responding to IRB-
requested changes, and other research-specific topics such as study
procedures, recruitment, informed consent, confidentiality, etc. plus other regulations impacting research (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA).

 

IRB Liaison by College/Department:

College/Unit Contact
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Contact: Jennifer Engle
865-974-7494
jengle@utk.edu
College of Arts and Sciences

Haslam College of Business
College of Law
College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact:

865-974-7697

utkirb@utk.edu 

Herbert College of Agriculture/UTIA
College of Communications and Information
Tickle College of Engineering
College of Nursing
College of Social Work
Non-College Departments (Libraries, Student Life,
Athletics, etc.)
Contact: Jenny Dunn
865-974-2314
jdunn36@utk.edu

Examples include: unanticipated problems/adverse events, complaints, concerns about participant welfare or safety, etc.

Contact: Colleen Gilrane
865-974-7697
irbchair@utk.edu

Examples include: departmental training, classroom visits, etc.

Contact: Colleen Gilrane
865-974-7697
irbchair@utk.edu

Contact: utkirb@utk.edu

 


Jennifer Engle, IRB Assistant Compliance OfficerJennifer Engle, PhD
IRB Assistant Compliance Officer
Phone: 865-974-7494
Email: jengle@utk.edu

 

Photo of Jenny Dunn, Assistant Compliance OfficerJenny Dunn, PhD
IRB Assistant Compliance Officer
Phone:865-974-2314
Email: jdunn36@utk.edu

 

The following faculty hold appointments on the Institutional Review Board, but are not staff of the Human Research Protection Program or the Office of Research and Engagement.

Colleen Gilrane, Chair
Theory & Practice in Teacher Education
Phone: (865) 974-7697
Email: irbchair@utk.edu

Gina Owens, Vice Chair
Psychology
Phone: (865) 974-2204
Email: gowens4@utk.edu

Renee Smith, Vice Chair
OIT
Phone: (865) 974-2204
Email: gowens4@utk.edu

Tami H. Wyatt, Vice Chair
Nursing
Phone: (865) 974-6804
Email: twyatt@utk.edu