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OHRP Research Community Forum

Trust, Technology, and Consent in the Era of Revised Common Rule

Date: TBD
Location: Silver Legacy Resort & Casino | Reno, NV

Registration Postponed



This event has been rescheduled. If you registered for the 2020 dates, check your email for information about your registration fees.

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Come See Us!

Join the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of California, Davis in Reno on June 30 & July 1, 2021 for a two-day Research Community Forum.

Day 1 will be led by OHRP and will provide an opportunity for small group and workshop discussions that will help attendees as they operationalize their IRB programs under the 2018 Common Rule.

Day 2 will focus on the ethical aspects of conducting human subjects research, focusing on the emerging technologies in the consenting process (mobile platforms & remote consent), issues of subject privacy, and the role of trust.

See detailed conference schedule below.

Registration Fees: $120 for Day 1 and $200 for Day 2

Questions: For conference-related inquiries contact us at: 775-327-2373


Who Should Attend

The purpose of this program is to provide information to institutional review board (IRB) members, IRB administrators, clinical investigators, research support staff, research sponsors and CROs, contract research organizations, government regulators, and members of the clinical research community about current issues regarding the protection of human subjects.



Reno is a high desert landscape set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Reno has experienced an economic growth spurt that has rebooted it with boutique hotels, craft breweries and a thriving art scene. The area is an outdoor lover’s paradise with hiking, mountain biking, rafting and more just minutes from downtown. Lake Tahoe (located just 30 minutes from downtown Reno) is known for the clarity of its water and the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains on all sides.


Rooming Accommodations

Silvery Legacy Resort Casino

407 N Virginia St,

Reno, NV 89501

Reservations: Coming Soon!

Room rate:

  • Double queen room $65 per night (no taxes and fees)/ $105.15 per night (including all taxes and fees)
  • King room $55 (no taxes and fees)/ $93.80 per night (including taxes and fees)

Availability: Hotel Room Rate is available until room block is filled.


Conference Schedule

This conference has been rescheduled. The conference agenda and speaker information may change and will be updated as information becomes available.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021: RCF Workshop

7:30 am- 8:30 am– Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am- 8:45 am– Welcome and Introductions

8:45 am- 10:00 am– Applying the Regulations

10:00 am- 10:15 am– Break

10:15 am- 11:15 am– Informed Consent: Revisions and Applications

11:15 am- 11:30 am- Break

11:30 am- 12:30 pm– Developing Best Practices to Promote Compliance

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm– Lunch Buffet

1:30 pm- 2:30 pm– Informed Consent: Putting it into Practice

2:30 pm- 2:45 pm– Break

2:45 pm- 4:00 pm– Using Plain Language into Informed Consent Documents

3:30 pm- 4:15 pm- Closing Remarks and Q&A

Wednesday, July 1, 2021: RCF Conference

7:00 am- 7:45 am– Registration and Breakfast

7:45 am- 8:00 am– Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00 am- 9:00 am– Keynote: Research in Digital Age: Promises and Ethical Perils from an Ethics Lens

9:00 am- 10:00 am– Plenary 1: Mobile Technologies and Informed Consent

10:00 am- 10:15 am– Break

10:15 am- 11:15 am– Plenary 2: Trust Development as an Ethical Research Process

11:15 am- 11:45 am– Plenary 3: OHRP Update: Common Rule

11:45 am- 12:45 pm– Networking Lunch

12:45 pm- 1:45 pm– Breakout Session A

Track 1a: Current Challenges from the Implementation of New Regulations and Standards for Human Subjects Protection

Track 2a: Wearable Technology in Physical Activity Research

        Privacy Concerns in the Collection of First-Person Video

Track 3a: Assessing Capacity to Consent for Research with Older Adults

1:50 pm- 2:50 pm– Breakout Session B

Track 1b: Broad Consent: An Alternative Prospective

Track 2b: Participatory Research in the Age of Digital Health

Track 3b: Undocumented Migrant Youth and Families in Crisis

2:50 pm- 3:05 pm– Break

3:10 pm- 4:10 pm– Breakout Session C

Track 1c: Implementing the Single IRB Provision of the Revised Common Rule: Tips and Potential Pitfalls

Track 2c: Mobile Apps: Privacy and Confidentiality in the Age of Mobile Apps and Connected Devices

Track 3c: Vulnerable Populations: Research on Illicit Behaviors

4:15 pm- 4:45 pm– Ask the Feds

4:45 pm- 5:00 pm– Closing Remarks