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The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) sponsors a series of workshops on responsibilities of researchers, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and institutional officials for the protection of human subjects in research. The Conferences are open to everyone with an interest in research involving human subjects. The meetings should be of special interest to those persons currently serving or about to begin serving as a member of an IRB. Issues discussed at these Conferences are relevant to all other Public Health Service agencies. 

Scheduled future conferences include:  

OHRP Research Community Forum 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Office for Human Research Protections’ Research Community Forum (RCF), co-hosted by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) on July 31st, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. 

The RCF will be a one-day event focused on ethical issues for protecting human subjects in research, with an emphasis on innovations on the research horizon, including ways to manage the IRB world under increasing pressure. 

The conference will be held at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. 

For Registration and more information, please go to: 


OHRP Research Community Forum: Moving Beyond the Basics of Informed Consent – Philadelphia, PA – October 23rd and 24th, 2014 

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is co-sponsoring a Research Community Forum (RCF) with local institutions in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday and Friday, October 23rd and 24th 2014 entitled Moving Beyond the Basics of Informed Consent.”

Changes in the research environment, technological advances, and a greater understanding of related ethical concerns have made the issue of informed consent in research increasingly complex. This RCF will examine consent related challenges faced by IRBs, investigators, and other members of the research community.  The conference will foster thought provoking topics and stimulating discussions, and provide creative solutions to these challenges. 

This dynamic two-day event will be co-hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the Wills Eye Hospital.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel at 1 Dock St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 in the Old City section of Philadelphia.

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For further information regarding upcoming National Human Subject Protections Conferences, please contact:

Lannette Myers
Program Assistant
Division of Education
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
The Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20852


For a list of prior OHRP conferences