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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

For more than 75 years, we have helped our customers advance their mission by providing science, health and workforce solutions. Through our specialized teams of experts and a consortium of more than 150 universities, we connect the right people and resources to help our customers solve our nation’s most challenging issues.

Research Community Forum is coming to downtown Knoxville March 29-30, 2023

Research Community Forum is coming to downtown Knoxville March 29-30, 2023

Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and administrators, clinical investigators, research support staff and sponsors, and members of the clinical research community will learn about current issues regarding the protection of human subjects. The forum is presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections, East Tennessee State University, ORAU, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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ORAU site safety rep conducting a workplace inspection

ORAU achieves ISO 14001:2015 recertification for commitment to protecting the environment

ORAU is proud to announce that it has achieved certification under ISO 14001:2015, an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It provides a framework to protect the environment via minimizing environmental impacts, fulfilling compliance obligations, and building trust with stakeholders through communication.

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ORAU receives human research protection program accreditation

ORAU receives human research protection program accreditation

ORAU is now one of the more than 600 research organizations accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. A nonprofit organization, AAHRPP provides accreditation for organizations that conduct or review human research and can demonstrate that their protections exceed the safeguards required by the international guidelines and laws governing research involving humans in the U.S. and other countries.

Building relationships with candidates is key to successful recruiting, hiring

Building relationships with candidates is key to successful recruiting, hiring

Today’s job market is challenging, especially for those doing the recruiting and hiring. On the one hand, the pandemic changed how millions of employees work. Relationships matter, especially when it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) talent management and filling sometimes hard-to-fill, niche roles for customers in the sciences, particularly the nuclear industry.

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From growing up in Big Sky Country to studying exoplanets: Samson Johnson, Ph.D.

From growing up in Big Sky Country to studying exoplanets: Samson Johnson, Ph.D.

Samson Johnson, Ph.D., is a new NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow who has been in his role for just a few months, is studying exoplanet demographics or how many and where exoplanets are. An exoplanet is an extrasolar planet and there are approximately 5,000 known in the universe. During this conversation, host Michael Holtz and Dr. Johnson discuss his work, how his interest in astronomy was stoked, how a high school teacher changed the course of his life, the importance of mentorship and so much more.

To learn more about NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships including when the next round of applicants can apply, visit the NASA NPP Gateway at https://npp.orau.org/.

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Going Further. Together.

Going Further. Together.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance science education and workforce development and protect health and the environment. We connect the right people and resources to get things done, and we put the full power of our organization behind every project—both large and small.