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Updated research guidelines for use of AI at the University of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April, 17, 2024) — Guidelines and recommendations for the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in research have been updated for the University of Kentucky campus.  

The transdisciplinary UK ADVANCE (Advancing Data utilization for Value in Academics for National and Campus-wide Excellence) team exists to define and develop recommendations for responsible use of generative AI at UK. The team provides ongoing guidance to the campus community to achieve the university’s mission of advancing Kentucky through education, research, service and care.

Earlier this semester, the team updated the faculty guidelines regarding generative AI in instructional settings. The UK ADVANCE team also created guidelines for use of generative AI in clinical settings

The team’s latest recommendations for AI in research can be found here. If you have any questions about the latest updates, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Members of the campus community are encouraged to provide feedback on the updated guidelines by sending an email to

The guidelines and recommendations will continue to evolve. The ADVANCE Team is committed to keeping the campus community informed of any changes as their work continues. 

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.