Outreach & Events

Request a Consultation:

Meet with an ORI staff member one-on-one. Consultations are offered for studies in development (with or without an E-IRB submission) as well as approved research projects.

Click here to submit a request.

Contact Nancy McGill or call (859) 257-9425 for questions.

ORI Office Hours

Investigators, research staff, and/or students are encouraged to drop in with questions about ongoing research, developing research projects, the E-IRB system, and general IRB operations. A variety of staff from the ORI will be available to answer questions and provide in-person support. Both medical and non-medical researchers are welcome to attend.

Date Time Location

November 1, 2023

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

ZOOM: https://uky.zoom.us/j/86930447062

November 21, 2023

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ZOOM: https://uky.zoom.us/j/86930447062

December 19, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ZOOM: https://uky.zoom.us/j/86930447062



November 2-3, 2023

Join us November 2-3 for our annual human research protections conference, entitled "Human Research Protections: Unstoppable". This year's sessions will address issues of critical importance to human research protections!

  • Trust, Trustworthiness, and "Tuskegee,": The Legacy of the United States Public Health Syphilis Study 
  • Reimagining Research in the Age of AI
  • From Validation to Clinical Workflow: Human Subjects Research (HSR) Protection & Regulatory Considerations for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Predictive Models 
  • The Secrets of Big Data Research: Public, Private, or What?
  • Why DEI Initiatives in Research are Not Working: An Opportunity for a Deeper Dive 
  • Ethical Review of Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCDs) 

For full agenda and continuing education credit details, see the conference brochure.


Virtual Conference

12-3:30 pm ET


The Office of the Vice President for Research provides a comprehensive orientation resource including introductory sessions on IRB review, from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).

Click the link to the right to request access to the SharePoint site to watch videos, participate in collaboration platforms, and view a calendar of in-person and virtual events. Recorded IRB presentations are available under the Research Integrity & IACUC (Animal Research) heading.

Request access

Multiple Dates

The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting a series of lunch and learn workshops

All presentations will be live on zoom on Wednesdays. 



Phone: 646-876-9923 Meeting ID: 925 168 6420

Multiple Dates

LabArchives® Electronic Research Notebook (ERN) Webinars

Organize and manage all your research or laboratory data safely and quickly.

LabArchives® is a great data management solution from managing your data to sharing with your collaborators to securing the integrity of your research data. Sign up today. For more information go to: https://www.research.uky.edu/ERN

Webinar presented by Hannah Clark, LabArchives

Brand new webinars have been added!

Click here to register for one or more!

Schedule a webinar for your group

Multiple Dates

Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarly Activities (RCR) In-Person Training/Discussion

“As a public institution of higher education, public confidence in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) by faculty, staff and students is critical.  We must promote and maintain a culture that is supported by an infrastructure that educates and assists in the ethical conduct of research.”

Lisa Cassis, PhD
UK Vice President for Research (VPR)

Scheduled training/discussion sessions


Customized Presentations:

Date Event Details

Available upon request

  • Navigating the Medical IRB Process
  • Navigating the Nonmedical IRB Process
  • What needs IRB Review & Review Types
  • FDA-regulated research & the IRB
  • Sponsor-Investigator Drug & Device Research
  • Informed Consent Perception, Paper, Process

Need help navigating the IRB application
process or want to know more about human 
research protection? 

If you are a UK faculty or staff member and would
like to schedule a customized presentation for your
UK class or research group, contact Susan Keefer at susan.keefer@uky.edu or (859) 218-2430.

Available upon request

Office of Research Integrity Display

We welcome requests to set up an ORI display with
education materials.  Contact Susan Keefer
at susan.keefer@uky.edu or (859) 218-2430 to
check availability for your conference, orientation, or training events for faculty, staff, or students.


Weekly/Monthly Events:

Date Event Details


Clinical Research Update (CRU)

The UK Center for Clinical and Translational
Science (CCTS)
 presents a series of programs
designed to keep staff updated on good clinical practice guidelines, to present tools
and resources for successful clinical trial 
management, and to provide opportunities 
for networking and team building.

The target audience includes research
coordinators, staff, and investigators directly
involved in conducting clinical trials.


Research Ethics Lecture Series

The UK Program for Bioethics is responsible for
bioethics education and consultation to the UK
HealthCare clinical enterprise. The Program for
Bioethics presents the Research Ethics Lecture
Series monthly September through November
and February through April each year. This 
series is also endorsed by UK HealthCare Markey
Cancer Center
and the UK Center for Clinical
and Translational Science
. Presentations are open
to anyone on campus.


Markey Research Seminars

The UK Markey Cancer Center sponsors the Markey Research Seminar, a weekly, continuing-education series, on Wednesdays from Noon - 12:50 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated).  

Members of the University of Kentucky community may receive weekly notices of upcoming speakers and lecture titles by contacting Markey’s Cancer Education Liaison via email at Markey-CEL@lsv.uky.edu

Markey Research Seminars will take place online via Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester. Please contact RCO via email for your Zoom invitation.