Office of Research Integrity (ORI)



Find tools, checklists, E-IRB video tutorials and FAQs to help navigate the IRB review process.

IRB Membership

IRB Members

Find IRB reviewer checklists, guidance, IRB Rosters, IRB meeting dates, etc. 

Research Participants


What to consider before you agree to participate in a research study and other resources.


AAHRPP Re-accreditation website

See our new AAHRPP Re-accreditation Website!!

The AAHRPP re-accreditation review process will continue through 2019, culminating with a site visit. Visit our AAHRPP Re-Accreditation Website to view training materials, Q & A, policy updates, and more.




Registration now open for the 21st Annual Human Subject Protection Conference

September 5, 2019, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY 


Join us for our annual human subject protection conference, entitled “Human Subject Protection:  I Will Survive.” This year’s event will address issues of significant importance to human subject protections, , including:
• Comparative effectiveness research
• Research involving biorepositories
• Participant perspective
• Big data
• Research compliance
• Research study team management

This year’s conference will also feature an “Ask the IRB Chair” panel discussion during lunch.

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ORI supports the institution in promoting ethical conduct of human research and educating University of Kentucky (UK) faculty, staff, and students regarding human research compliance and research ethics.  

ORI provides research support services including IRB review, policy development, web-based IRB submission (E-IRB), HIPAA/FERPA research reviews, protocol review management, ethical and regulatory education, quality improvement review, reliance agreement management, and research misconduct prevention and allegation management. ORI provides support for six federally mandated review committees: four Medical and one Nonmedical Institutional Review Boards (IRB), and the Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC).  

AAHRPP Full Accreditation

The UK Human Research Program is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP). 

UK Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Comprehensive Plan (PDF, 22 pgs)


Award of Excellence for Best Practice in Human Research Protection

In December 2018, the University of Kentucky Office of Research Integrity (ORI) won an Award of Excellence for Best Practice in Human Research Protection for the “Informed Consent Workshop: From Perception to Process.” The four-hour, hands-on workshop assists researchers in adopting new informed consent rules. Read more…