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UTHSC Information
AAALAC American Association of Animal Laboratory Animal Care
Current AAALAC Accreditation Letter, March 25, 2014
Animal Welfare Assurance Number
Effective Date: 7/24/2020
Expiration Date: 7/31/2024
Applicant's County
Memphis - Shelby
Knoxville - Knox
Chattanooga - Hamilton
CAGE Code Commercial and Governmental Entity Code 1BW75
CITI Conflict of Interest Training

In accordance with University of Tennessee and UTHSC policies all faculty and those who can influence the design, conduct and reporting of research are required to take this training.

Cognizant Federal Government Audit Agency
Department of Health and Human Services
Steven Zuraf
Congressional District
Memphis Campus - TN-0009
Knoxville Campus - (GSMK) - TN-0002
Chattanooga - TN-0003
Corporate Address for Contracts and Other Legal Documents
62 South Dunlap Street, Suite 300
Memphis, TN   38163-0001
Corporate Legal Name

 The University of Tennessee on behalf of its Health Science Center

Cost Sharing
Cost-share information should be included in SP when you route the proposal.  Be sure to include Finance and Operations as an “affiliated department”; then, the proposal will route for electronic approvals so that no paper forms will be required.
Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS) 941884009
Ediison Supplier ID 0000002802
Export Control Regulation  
Phone: 901-448-7125
Facilities and Administrative Cost Rate Agreement
On-campus 54%
Off-campus 26%
Training and Instruction: 47.50%
Other sponsored activities: 43%
For clinical trials: 30%


On-campus 40%
Off-campus 26%
Training and Instruction 25%
Other Sponsored Activities 43%
For clinical trials: 40%


Use a de minimums rate of 10% for research
FICE Federal Interagency Committee on Education


Fringe Benefits Fringe benefits are specifically identified with each employee and are charged as direct costs.  For budgeting purposes use 33.8%
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


Knoxville (GSMK)
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
The IBC is responsible for reviewing research activities involving DNA (rDNA) and other biohazardous materials to ensure that PIs and lab personnel understand and use best practices when performing this type of research. 
See also the NIH Guidelines
Indirect Cost Rate Agreements

The University of Tennessee is self-insured. OSP can provide sponsors with a Certificate of Self-Insurance upon request.

Invention Disclosure
Invention Disclosure Enterprise Application:
IRB Institutional Review Board Multiple Project Assurance Code Federal Wide Assurance (FWA)
This code identifies that UTHSC has an IRB in place that meets federal standards and that the university is approved to conduct research involving Human Subjects.
Memphis: FWA00002301
Knoxville-GSMK: FWA00022698
Chattanooga CoM-C: FWA00023086
IRB Organization Number:  IORG0000051
The Registration numbers for each section of the UTHSC IRB are as follows:
Registration Number and Section NumberIRB00000070      UTHSC IRB #1IRB00000071      UTHSC IRB #2IRB00000072      UTHSC IRB #3IRB00000073      UTHSC IRB #4
Revised Common rule 45 CFR 46  
For additional information contact the UTHSC IRB:

IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN)

[Also sometimes referred to as a TIN (Tax Identification Number)]


For NIH only use:

NAICS North American Industry Classification System

Standard Industrial Code

NAICS 611310 [Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools]

SIC Number: 8211

NIH Final Invention Statement
Note: this form is typically completed on-line in eRAcommons; Final Invention Statement and Certification (For Grant or Award) Form HHS 568 is for reference.


NIH Forms and Policy
NIH Grants Policy Statement:
NIH eRAcommons login page: the commons is the NIH portal where PIs can access their peer review, submit Just in Time documents, request after the award changes, and submit their annual and final progress reports. Requests for new eRA Commons access or to facilitate existing eRA Commons IDs to UTHSC, complete the ERA Commons ID Request form in full and email
Standard instructions for application to NIH funding opportunities:
Grants and funding [NIH Forms and Funding]
NIH Relinquishing Statement Note: this form is typically completed on-line in eRAcommons; the Official Statement Relinquishing Interests and Rights in a Public Health Service Research Grantis form for reference.
NIH Salary Cap
Effective January 1, 2023, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is increased to $212,100 from the previous limit of $203,700. The full NIH notice NOT-OD-23-056 may be found at
Please apply the new salary cap for upcoming NIH proposals and for agencies utilizing the Executive Level II salary cap.

NIH Stipend Levels

This is the salary scale used by the NIH to pay salaries for predocs and post docs: 

Last Updated 05/13/2022

NSF (National Science Foundation) Institution Code

Memphis:  578302
Knoxville (GSMK): 578304

Nuclear Regulatory Commission License Number

This license number from the NRC provides evidence to sponsors that UTHSC is licensed to use and handle nuclear materials.

For more information on radiation safety, see:

Office of Sponsored Programs Address and Phone Number

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Office of Sponsored Programs
910 Madison Avenue, Room 823
Memphis, TN  38107
Phone: 901.448.5587 or 901.448.1668
Fax: 901.448.7775

Office of Sponsored Programs Email Address

Use this email address in applications for grants and Letters of Intent: For inquiries regarding Research Agreements and Contracts email:

PHS Entity Identification Code

Memphis 578302
Knoxville GSMK 578304

Policy on Allocation of Credit for Externally Funded Awards

UTHSC strongly promotes inter professional and interdisciplinary research collaborations that cross departments, colleges and campuses.  The Investigator Credit Award Policy delineates how appropriate academic credit for the scientific team's work should be allocated.
Research Cores and Information
Research Safety Office

This office at UTHSC has responsibilities for: biosafety, lab safety, chemical safety, and radiation safety.

(System for Award Management)
SAMS is the U.S. FEderal Contractor Registration System.  In order to do business with the Federal Government, including the submission of proposals through institutions must complete and updated annually certifications and representations as well as business information.
UTHSC Registration currently expires on 12/11/2024.

Sample Multiple PI Plan

Sample Facilities and Resources

Sample Data Sharing Plan

Sample Data Sharing Plan
Shelby County EOC Number
Expires 9/30/2020
Subaward and Subrecipient Monitoring  
Tax Status
Tax exempt under Section 170(c) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code in accordance with section 115.
Type of Organization Corporate Status

For federal grants and contracts check: H. Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education

For contracts and other grant applications use: The University of Tennessee (hereinafter "UT"), an institution of higher learning and instrumentality of the State of Tennessee, on behalf of its Health Science Center

Uniform Guidance [OMB Circular A-81, found at 2 CFR 200]
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)


University of Tennessee State Audit
2021 Audit:
USDA Registration Number
UTHSC Signatories for Grants and Contracts
For Grant Proposals use:
Brenda Murrell
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Director, Proposal and Award Management
Office of Sponsored Programs
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 823
Memphis, TN 38163
Vendor Versus Subrecipient
At the time a proposal is submitted, appropriate determinations must be made as to whether the work being done outside of the university should be represented in the budget as a Subaward, a Vendor, or a Consultant. This chart  provides distinctions between the three potential choices.
Vendor vs. Subrecipient
W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

OSP will provide sponsors with our W-9 Certification upon request. 

Wire Transfer Information

Contact: Brenda Murrell
Office of Sponsored Programs
910 Madison Avenue, Room 823




Feb 21, 2024