Objectivity and integrity are essential qualities for employees of a public institution such as the University of Tennessee. For the University to carry out its missions with unquestioned credibility, employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of integrity and objectivity as they perform their duties. Employees are expected to take all reasonable precautions and seek appropriate guidance to ensure that their outside interests do not place them in conflict with carrying out their duties and responsibilities as UT employees. Employees must disclose outside interests in accordance with university policies so that they can be reviewed and managed or eliminated, as appropriate.

Key Policies, Statements, and Guidelines


Available Training

Please contact the Knoxville Office of Research and Engagement for the online training module Conflicts of Interest and Commitment which is part of the Responsible Conduct of Research Training program (available to all campuses at research.utk.edu/training-workshops/compliance/).


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