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.

ORI Services/Protocol Submission Deadlines before the UK Holiday Break

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  If you anticipate a need for services provided by ORI during this time, please call 257-9428 as soon as possible so that assistance may be provided before the break.  If you have received an Institutional Review Board (IRB) continuation review reminder, please check your approval end date and deliver materials to ORI as soon as possible to prevent lapse of approval. The last Medical IRB meeting in 2019 is December 17th (submission deadline December 4th) and the last Nonmedical IRB meeting is December 6th (submission deadline November 20th).

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.




Need help with a research or IRB related topic? Find answers and A-Z guidance in the IRB Survival Handbook.



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…