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OHRP Conferences and Workshops

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) sponsors a number of national conferences, and a variety of workshops catering to the roles and responsibilities of researchers, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and institutional officials, to promote the protection of human subjects in research.

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Upcoming Conferences and Workshops:


We are delighted to announce a one-day workshop on human research protections jointly organized by the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and the Office of Extramural Research (OER) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) entitled

 “Getting through Human Research Reviews without Pain”

Wednesday May 6, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202


NEW! This activity has been approved for 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


This workshop targets early-staged investigators and aims to provide participants with the knowledge and information necessary to have their NIH grant applications and research protocols pass review for human research protections. It will focus on clarifying confusions and providing participants with practical tips and solutions to problems and difficulties commonly encountered during such reviews. Agenda

Contacts and Questions:

  *   Event Organizer, at for questions related to registration

  *   Yvonne Lau, at for questions regarding program content




OHRP Research Community Forum in University Park, Illinois on July 28, 2015

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Governors State University, Illinois will be co-hosting the July 2015 OHRP Research Community Forum in University Park, Illinois. The event title is “Human Subjects Research: Current Challenges in the Modern Research World”. In addition to the HHS regulations on human research protections, the conference will cover a variety of topics including ethical issues involving incidental findings, ethnographic research, internet research, and research involving vulnerable subjects. Additionally, representatives of OHRP will be onsite to answer questions and provide news and policy updates.

Researchers, research coordinators, Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and staff, institutional officials, other public health service agencies, emerging bioscience companies entering human research and anyone with an interest in research involving human subjects should consider attending this informative and interesting one-day conference.

Date and Venue:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Governors State University,
One University Parkway,
University Park, IL 60484
For more information about the forum, please visit    



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List of prior OHRP conferences