Dr. Robert Nobles and the Office of Research Integrity are using their Integrity newsletter to make the campus aware of steps that have been taken to advance the responsible conduct of research infrastructure at UT. Some of the articles in the latest issue are:
This article provides information about iThenticate and how it can benefit researchers submitting their work for peer review, publication, and thesis/dissertation review and defense.
A recent change to the procedures of the UT Knoxville Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will allow some amendments to protocols to undergo administrative approval by the IACUC Chair or a designated veterinarian through Veterinary Verification Consultation rather than review by the full committee. This change will streamline the approval process for such changes, allowing PIs submitting amendments to protocols to see approval faster.
In September, UT President Joe DiPietro announced the updated Policy on Misconduct in Research and Service outlining procedures on responsible conduct in research and scholarly activities. One of the points stressed in his message to the University was that “all faculty, staff and students have the responsibility of complying with federal regulations that include specific rules for reporting and reviewing any allegations of misconduct in connection with University work.” This article provides more about the key points of the policy.
ORE is moving toward making the documents hosted on its family of websites fully accessible. They encourage others to learn how to do the same by attending one of the many fall training sessions available through the Office of Information Technology.
There are other articles on BioSafety and Radiation Safety protocols that may be of use to your faculty and graduate students. Subscribe to Integrity for a once-a-semester newsletter to keep you up-to-date.