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OHRP Research Community Forum

Dates: March 29-30, 2023

OHRP Research Community Forum

Knoxville, Tennessee

Join us in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown, for a two-day, in-person Research Community Forum presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), East Tennessee State University, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Day 1 will be led by OHRP and will provide an opportunity for small group and workshop discussions. This one-day Research Community Forum workshop combines didactic instruction and engaging interactions to help participants understand how to interpret and apply the U.S. federal regulations and policies on human research protections.

Day 2 will focus on the ethical aspects of conducting human subjects research, focusing on the emerging technologies with specific interest in artificial intelligence, biometrics, mobile health technology, and biosecurity.

Meeting information

  • The purpose of this program is to provide information to Institutional Review Board (IRB) members, IRB administrators, clinical investigators, research support staff, research sponsors, contract research organizations, government regulators, and members of the clinical research community about current issues regarding the protection of human subjects.

  • Stay tuned for registration information!

  • Coming soon!

  • Knoxville is a vibrant city home to the University of Tennessee and the World’s Fair Park and gateway to the Smoky Mountains, the most-visited national park in the United States. The downtown and Old City areas feature restaurants, eclectic shopping, a movie cinema, bookstore, riverfront park and nighttime entertainment.

    A free downtown trolley will take you around town, or you can reach your destination by walking. Dining options range from an old-fashioned Southern breakfast to traditional favorites and international and fusion flavors.

    Things to Do in Knoxville, Tennessee

    Whatever your passion, Knoxville knows how to fuel it. Our ever-growing list of things to do includes everything from historical tours to outdoor adventure. Discover fine food, festivals, award-winning theatres and music for every ear. By visiting our nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town!

  • The Crowne Plaza Knoxville is located at 401 W Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902, in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Hotel room daily rates for conference attendees are $100 for two beds.

    Reservations: Make your conference-hotel room reservations online. The GROUP CODE field will automatically populate with the group code, when their arrival and departure dates are entered. Cut-off day for discount rate is Monday, February 27, 2023.

    Air travel to Knoxville: Five airlines serve the TYS destination. Visit TYS Airport to learn more.

Host Organizations

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Contact us

Questions: For conference-related inquiries, contact Lindsay Motz, ORAU IRB manager.