Community Outreach

The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) continually strives to engage the community it serves. This not only includes researchers and IRB members but also the community from which research participants are recruited as it is important for those agreeing to participate in research to know about the protections afforded to them.

To achieve this goal, the HRPO works with community organizations to hold sessions that inform the community at large. Examples include presentations held in partnership with the Missouri Historical Society, making materials publically available through the HRPO Digital Commons Open Access Library, and development of the HRPO Community Engaged Research Program that has a section dedicated to community partners interested in conducting human subjects research.