Welcome to TRACE


NOTICE: This site (trace.utk.edu) is currently functioning as a submission system for graduate student theses and dissertations only. Go to trace.tennessee.edu to view all collections or to upload faculty research and other work.


Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE) is the University of Tennessee’s open repository.

UT students walking on a sidewalkTRACE shines a light on UT scholarship by giving the public access to Volunteers’ research and creative work.

Add your work to TRACE in order to:

  • Make your work visible in Google Scholar.
  • Share articles, presentations, data sets, white papers, and other files, with a permanent URL for every item.
  • Increase citation counts through greater visibility and availability.
  • Give the public access to work funded by public dollars.
  • Follow the number of downloads of your work worldwide.
  • Preserve your work long-term.