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Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Research Community Forum

Pioneers for Discovery: Reinventing the Research Enterprise

A Two-day Interactive Forum presented by the University of Kansas Medical Center in collaboration with the Office for Human Research Protections

April 17-18, 2019
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

Online registration is now closed.

Walk-in registration for Day 2 (April 18th) will only be accepted at the registration table with registration fee paid by check or credit card. We are at capacity on Day 1 and are unable to accommodate walk-ins on Day 1 (April 17th).

Day One offers an interactive workshop where participants will have the opportunity to engage with OHRP staff on the interpretation and application of the Common Rule on human subjects' protections in a changing regulatory environment. View Day One Schedule.

Day Two features outstanding opportunities to strengthen research skills and approaches. Representatives from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, OHRP, FDA and national and regional experts will share their perspectives on implementation of new technologies, emerging issues in the use of identifiable information and biospecimens, and innovations in patient engagement in biomedical research, including effectively communicating research to stakeholders. View Day Two Schedule.

Investigators, research coordinators, institutional review board (IRB) members, IRB administrators, contract research organizations, government regulators, community and public health organizations and other members of the research community are encouraged to attend.

Last modified: Apr 11, 2019
Contact info

Please contact program manager Hannah Franzen at or 913-574-0889 with any questions about the OHRP Research Community Forum.