Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Research Integrity Symposium

Simultaneous with the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC)

2017 at Sable Oaks, South Portland, Maine
May 25 & 26, 2017

2018 at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine
May 10 & 11, 2018

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Date:         May 19 & 20, 2016

Thank you for another great event!



The University of Southern Maine, Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO) invites you to present your work in the fields of Regulatory Compliance, Research Integrity, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), at our upcoming Symposium on Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th, 2016 to be held at the Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, Maine. This year the Symposium is expanding to a half‐day on Thursday with an intensive session on Regulatory Compliance as well as the annual meeting of the Research Integrity Officers Roundtable. Friday will feature a full day of workshops across these fields, including for the first‐time a selection of one‐hour, peer‐reviewed presentations. In addition, for the first time the Symposium will feature poster presentations. The Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC).


  • HRP Consulting Group
  • National Safety Council of Northern New England
  • Massachusetts Society for Medical Research
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
  • VerrillDana

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” Albert Einstein


Location & Accommodations

The Westin Portland Harborview features an ideal location in the heart of the vibrant Arts District in downtown Portland. Step outside and discover the many things to do in Portland, Maine including the Portland Museum of Art, the State Theatre, Cross Insurance Arena and more. A short walk takes you to Portland’s Old Port district and Casco Bay.  Two minute tour of Greater Portland (YouTube)


Substitution/Cancellation Policy

Please notify the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach of any substitutions in writing. The appropriate registration fee will be applied to a substitute attendee.

A refund (minus a $20 cancellation fee) will be given for conference cancellations received in writing by the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach. "Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made on or after Friday, April 28, 2016 5:00 PM EST. Cancellations must be in writing. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted:

Financial Aid Policy

The University of Southern Maine’s (USM) Office of Research Integrity and Outreach waives the registration fee for USM students, USM faculty, USM staff, board members, and symposium presenters.

Waiver of registration fee is considered on a case by case basis. Deadline to request a registration waiver/scholarship is Friday, April 28, 2016 by 5:00 PM EST. Please contact us with the following information:

Name, Phone number, Email
Briefly describe your need for a registration waiver/scholarship