About the ODRC


organ donation

The Organ Donation Research Consortium (ODRC) was created in 2010 to improve the management of organ donation through investigator-initiated research, and provide a national forum for continuing education about research methods. The innagural organizational meeting of the ODRC was an open-invitation conference attached to the AOPO Annual Meeting in Baltimore in June of 2010.


We aim to co-operatively develop protocols that benefit from the diverse expertise and advice of the ODRC membership. In so doing, we aim to merge scientific rigor with clinical relevance to organ donor research, initially within the constraints of rapid completion potential, easy multi-OPO feasibility and affordable with limited resources.

The focus of the ODRC is the development and execution of protocols which are investigator-initiated and officially affiliated with the ODRC.


Mission of the Organ Donation Research Consortium

To advance organ donation through scientific research in order to improve outcomes for donors, their families, recipients, and society as a whole

Vision for the Organ Donation Research Consortium

  • To foster investigator-initiated collaborative multidisciplinary clinical research
  • To promote a culture of scientific inquiry in the area of organ donation
  • To advance organ donation research methodology
  • To mentor scientific investigators in this area
  • To achieve external funding resources to support the mission

Core Values of the Organ Donation Research Consortium

  • Scientific creativity, integrity & clinical relevance
  • Collegial, collaborative & respectful relationships
  • Responsibility, accountability, transparency, and respect to ourselves, our community, our donors and their families

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A Message for ALL ODRC Members

Dear ODRC Members,

Please be aware of the following announcement passed along to us from our colleague Teresa Beigay at HRSA–

We are delighted to announce a one-day workshop on human research protections jointly organized by the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and the Office of Extramural Research (OER) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) entitled

“Getting through Human Research Reviews without Pain”

Wednesday May 6, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

NEW! This activity has been approved for 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

This workshop targets early-staged investigators and aims to provide participants with the knowledge and information necessary to have their NIH grant applications and research protocols pass review for human research protections. It will focus on clarifying confusions and providing participants with practical tips and solutions to problems and difficulties commonly encountered during such reviews.

The full agenda can be accessed at http://regionalseminars.od.nih.gov/baltimore2015/agenda/pre-seminar/

Attendance is limited to 100 participants, so register now at https://www.regonline.com/2015nihregionalseminarbaltimore

Contacts and Questions:

*   Event Organizer, at NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov  for questions related to registration

*   Yvonne Lau, at ohrp@hhs.gov  for questions regarding program content

Jeff Orlowski


Jeffrey P. Orlowski – President/Chief Executive Officer

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma

Phone 405-488-3510 | Cell 405-202-9905 | Fax: 405-212-5161

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