Getting the Hang of the Regulatory Essentials and More: Highlighting Community Engagement in Research

Day 2:  Workshop


Primary Goal

The one-day Research Community Forum Workshop provides an opportunity for the research community to get up-close with staff from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) to explore important aspects of human research protections. Distinct from the Forum Conference (RCF-C), the Forum Workshop will combine didactic instruction and engaging interactions to help participants appreciate how to interpret and apply the U.S. federal regulations and policies on human research protections. OHRP engages other federal partners and institutional experts to share their unique perspectives and insights in implementing the federal regulations and policies on human research protections.

Target Audience

Investigators conducting biomedical or socio-behavioral human subjects research, research coordinators, and key personnel involved with a human subject protections program (HSPP) including institutional review board (IRB) chairs and reviewers, IRB administrators and institutional officials.

*Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of the HHS regulations on human research protections. 

Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the rationale behind the HHS policies and regulations for human research protections
  • Recognize the expectations and requirements for the IRB review process and understand how to fulfill the responsibility of protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects
  • Identify the challenges in appropriately informing subjects about the research, and explore practices that can help potential subjects make an informed decision about participation
  • Appreciate the unique perspective and role in human research protections of other federal entities

Educational Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Hartford Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Hartford Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Workshop sessions that meet the criteria in the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines are eligible as accredited continuing education units.  A maximum of 6.25 hours of continuing education credits can be claimed for this one-day workshop.