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OHRP Research Community Forum

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

Date: June 2 & 3, 2020
Location: Silver Legacy Resort & Casino | Reno, NV

Registration for this conference is scheduled to open in Fall, 2019.

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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 2 & 3, 2020 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.


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: (775) 329-4777 or online

You must mention code RSRCH20 to receive the room rate.

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2020: RCF Workshop

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

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

8:45 am to 10:00 am- Applying the Regulations under the Revised Common Rule

10:00 am to 10:15 am- Break

10:15 am to 11:15 am- Informed Consent:Revisions and Applications under the Revised Common Rule

11:15 am to 11:30 am- Break

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

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm- Lunch Buffet

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

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm- Break

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm- Using Plain Language in Informed Consent Documents

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm- Closing Remarks and Q & A

Wednesday, June 3, 2020: RCF Conference

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

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

8:00 am to 9:00 am- Keynote: Promises and Ethical Perils of the Digital Revolution in Research

9:00 am to 10:00 am- Plenary 1: Mobile Technologies for Informed Consent

10:00 am to 10:15 am- Break

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

11:15 am to 11:45 am- Plenary 3: OHRP Update on Revised Common Rule

11:45 am to 12:45 pm- Networking Lunch

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm- Breakout Session A

Track 1: Implementing the Revised Common Rule: Current Challenges

Track 2: Technology in Research: Conducting Research with Mobile Devices and Wearables

Track 3: Vulnerable Populations: Consent with Cognitively Impaired Adults

1:50 pm to 2:50 pm- Breakout Session B

Track 1: Implementing the Revised Common Rule: Broad Consent

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

Track 3: Vulnerable Populations: Undocumented Migrant Families

2:50 pm to 3:05 pm- Break

3:10 pm to 4:10 pm- Breakout Session C

Track 1: Implementing the Revised Common Rule: Single IRB

Track 2:Technology in Research: Ethical and Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Health Research

Track 3: Vulnerable Populations: Research on Illicit Behaviors

4:15 pm to 4:45 pm- Ask the Feds

4:45 pm to 5:00 pm- Closing Remarks




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