This two-day human subject protection forum consists of an academic conference and an applied workshop relevant for institutional review board(IRB) members, IRB administrators, clinical investigators, research scientists and support staff, sponsors, contract research organizations, government regulators, and members of the research community. Representatives from the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) and other federal agencies as well as research experts will provide perspectives and resources for interpreting and applying human subject protections in an evolving regulatory landscape. Ethical research topics spanning social/behavioral, biomedical, community-engaged and innovative research will be presented.

The Office for Human Research Protections - Research Community Forum (RCF) will be hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Schulman IRBUniversity of Cincinnati,  University of Kentucky Office of Research IntegrityCincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Scienceand the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training.

Who should attend?

  • Institutional officials
  • Clinical research investigators
  • Clinical research staff
  • IRB professionals
  • Patient and participant advocates
  • Public health officials
  • Privacy and compliance officers
  • Research sponsors


  • Social / Behavioral
  • Biomedical
  • Innovative Research
  • Regulatory Landscape
  • Community Engagement

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