ARIO provides for great opportunities at a regional level, in addition to participating in the national group there are currently six different regions representing our members' geographical locations: Western, Mid-America, Southern, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and International. ARIO members can apply to join the group of their region via the website at https://www.ariohq.org/page/RegGroups.
For those of you who are currently active within your region, do not forget to join your regional group through the ARIO website on your individual (not institutional) account.
Western Group:Claudia Modlin (UCLA) serves as the contact person.
The Western regional group has had three monthly zoom teleconference calls so far, and are working to get this group off the ground. About 30 people participated on the inaugural call on November 20, 2018. The conference calls will alternate between 10-11 AM, PST the 3rd Tuesday and 1-2 PM, PST the 4th Thursday of the month so that more members can participate. The next call is scheduled for April 16. If you are in the Western region, please contact Claudia to participate.
Mid-America Group:Krista Harnish (Northwestern University) serves as the contact person.
The Mid-America group meets monthly via teleconference or videoconference, alternating between the second Wednesday and second Friday of the month at 9 AM, CST. The Mid-America group is also adding resources and minutes to its regional webpage, as well as starting to use the “Forum” feature to keep the conversations going. If your institution is in the Mid-America region, please contact Krista for more information. The next calls will be Wednesday, April 10 and Friday, May 10 at 9 AM CST. Agendas and call-in information are sent out via email a few days prior to the call.
Southern Group: This group has rotating leadership with Julie Moore (University of Southern Florida) currently serving as the contact person.
The group has had several monthly calls so far, had an invited speaker from the CDC on FOIA, and has had a lot of participation. The calls are held monthly on the third Tuesday. If you are within the Southern Group’s borders and would like to learn more about this active group, please contact Julie.
Mid-Atlantic Group:Kimberly Petrosky (Penn State University) and Hiromi Sanders (George Washington University) serve as contact people.
This region draws from decades of experience and professional relationships. If you are interested in getting to know your peers from the Mid-Atlantic region, contact Kim and Hiromi for more information on how you can get involved. There are monthly calls scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1 PM, EST. The group members take turns hosting the calls. The next will be hosted by Memorial Sloan Kettering on Wednesday, April 10th at 1 PM EST.
New England Group:Julie Simpson (University of New Hampshire) serves as the contact person.
Based on discussions among the New England representatives attending last September’s ARIO annual conference in Cleveland, this group has been planning workshops for the research integrity track at the 2019 The Three I’s, Biosecurity and Research Integrity Conference in Portsmouth, NH, April 29-May 1. Tentative workshop topics include data management, RCR for IRBs, IACUCs and IBCs, and institutional partnerships to handle research misconduct cases. Please contact Julie if you are interested in this conference, either as a presenter (on a research integrity topic) or as an attendee, and if you would like to learn more about the activities of the New England Group.