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Offices and Resources

Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI)

Robust researcher-facing informatics services, data security, and sharing capabilities, supporting local and national CTSA efforts via a web-based interface.

Clinical Trials Governance Board

Overseeing human subjects research within UTHSC's federated network system, facilitating the conduct and execution of clinical trials throughout the region. 

Clinical Trials Unit

Provides various research related services to clinical research providers, allowing them to streamline research trials independent of their clinic staff. 

Electronic Research Administration (eRA)

Provides electronic systems support within the Office of Research, including: 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

Oversight, assistance, and training to help researchers meet federal regulatory requirements governing how certain information, technologies, and commodities can be transmitted overseas to anyone — including U.S. citizens — or to foreign nationals on U.S. soil.

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

Oversight and evaluation of the UTHSC animal care and use program. 

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Reviews and ensure best practices in research activities using recombinant DNA (rDNA) and other biohazardous materials.

Institutional Research Cores

Share resources and laboratory cores providing state-of-the-art equipment and expert consultation services.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Protecting the rights and welfare of human participants involved in research. 

Postdoctoral Office

Provides support and services for UTHSC postdoc fellows and their faculty mentors.

Radiation Safety Committee 

The general policy forming body for activities involving radioactive materials and/or other sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. 

Research Development

Helping investigators identify external funding, develop grant applications and scientific manuscripts, provide internal funding and interim funding, and establish and enhance collaborations.

Research Integrity

Responding to allegations of research misconduct.

Research Safety Affairs

Assists the campus with safety information and environmental issues.

Research Partners

Baptist Memorial Healthcare
Complex Trait Consortium
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Memphis Research Consortium
Methodist University Hospital
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Regional One Health
St. Francis Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis VA Medical Center

Scientific Writing

Supporting UTHSC research faculty in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville write successful research grants and scientific manuscripts. 

Sponsored Programs

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.

Student Research Programs

The Student Committee on Research in Education (SCORE) assists students participating in research while in medical school.

Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI)

Provides a diverse set of services and resources to help clinical and translational researchers at UTHSC advance their discoveries and develop novel therapies.

UT Research Foundation (UTRF)

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting the commercialization of UT intellectual property. 


Jan 27, 2023