Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Research Integrity Symposium

Date:          Friday, May 22, 2015

Time:         8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location:   Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown

5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine, 04032, USA TEL: 207-865-1433

You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Research Integrity Symposium sponsored by USM’s Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO). The Symposium will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine. 

The 2015 Research Integrity Symposium will provide opportunities to network with professionals from:

  • Institutional Review Boards,
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees,
  • Institutional Bio-Safety Committees,
  • Compliance Officials,
  • Research Coordinators,
  • Research Investigators,
  • and other Academic professionals.

The Symposium will also provide attendees an opportunity to examine current hot topics in the field of research.  


¨ Maine Continuing Legal Education - up to 3 CLEs including Ethics
¨ PRIM&R Certified IRB Professionals (CIP) - up to 4 CEUs
¨ American Nurses Association - Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) - pending

Present Certificate of Completion directly to organization:

¨ Association of Clinical Research Professionals Maintenance Points (ACRP)
¨ Society of Clinical Research Associates (SCRA)
¨ Maine State of Board of Examiners of Psychologists
¨ New Hampshire Continuing Legal Education Units (CLEs)
¨ NY Continuing Legal Education (CLEs)

Cost of attendance is $90.00 per person. For each organization that registers ten people, three of the ten will be free! There is no registration fee for USM employees or USM students. Email scholarship requests to:

Have a member of your organization complete the online registration form. An invoice will be sent upon receipt of registration information. You may register up to ten people in one registration.

Location & Accommodations

Program Venue

Maps and Directions (link)

Parking – at the Hilton Garden Inn is FREE and plentiful (so is the Wifi)

Hotel Reservations

A block of 20 discounted rooms are reserved for attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, May 21 @ $145+ taxes. These rooms are held until 30 days prior to the event (April 20).

If you wish to reserve a room for any other day, do so as soon as possible; 207-865-1433, or on line: Click Here.

Other lodging in the area: Harraseeket Inn 800-342-6423; Nicholson Inn 800-344-6404; Applewood Inn 877-954-1358


Airport – Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Bus – Concord and Grayhound buses do not stop in Freeport; however do stop in Portland.

Portland Metro #5 bus goes to all Portland transportation centers; fare is $1.50 one way: Airport, Amtrak, Concord bus, and Greyhound bus.

Train – Amtrak Downeaster Freeport station is a block from the hotel. From Portland to Freeport is a half hour and an $8 fare.

Taxis – From Portland to Freeport is about $55

Rental Cars – Ground transportation from Portland Jetport.

Hilton Garden Inn Shuttle - TEL: +1-207-865-1433 FAX: 1-207-865-1432

Freeport Activities

For questions or concerns please contact Tina Aubut: Phone: 207.780.4517 E-mail:

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


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 given for cancellations received later than Friday, May 8, 2015. 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. Also, a group discount for each ten registrations from any one organization.

Waiver of registration fee is considered on a case by case basis. Deadline to request a registration waiver/scholarship is May 8, 2015. Please contact ORIO with the following information:

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