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OHRP Research Community Forum

Trust, Technology and Consent

Date: October 25-26, 2022
Location: Silver Legacy Resort & Casino | Reno, NV

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.


Come See Us!

Join us at the Silver Legacy, a resort and casino in downtown Reno, for a two-day Research Community Forum presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of California, Davis.

Day 1 will be led by OHRP and will provide an opportunity for small group and workshop discussions. This one-day Research Community Forum Workshop combines didactic instruction and engaging interactions to help participants understand how to interpret and apply the U.S. federal regulations and policies on human research protections.

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, considerations for vulnerable populations and the role of trust.

Registration Fees

Day 1 $80

Day 2 $150

Day 1 and Day 2 $200

Conference Registration


Safety: The conference host organizations are monitoring health and safety guidelines and will implement applicable or necessary protocols to support the health and safety of participants. If protocol changes are made, they will be communicated to registrants and posted on this website.


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, 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 in northern Nevada.  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. Located just a few blocks south of our conference hotel is the beautiful Truckee River, which flows right through downtown Reno, and its river-side walking path.

Learn more about the Reno-Tahoe area as a visitor destination.

Reno is home to the University of Nevada, Reno, a public, land-grant university founded in 1874. Located a few blocks north of the conference hotel, this comprehensive, doctoral university serves 21,000 students and is classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University campus holds the Tree Campus USA designation and its Quad and surrounding buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.


Hotel Accommodations

The Silver Legacy at the Row features a variety of entertainment and dining options, and is located at 407 North Virginia Street, in the heart of downtown Reno. Hotel room daily rates for conference attendees, including taxes and fees, are $93.81 for a King Room and $105.16 for a Queen Room (2 beds).

Reservations: Make your conference-hotel room reservations online or call 1 (800) 687-8733. Refer to group code RSRCH22.

Air Travel to Reno-Tahoe: More than a dozen airlines serve the RNO destination. Visit Reno-Tahoe International Airport to learn more.


Conference Schedule


Educational Credits

Day 1 forum-workshop sessions meet the criteria in the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines and are eligible for up to 300 minutes of accreditations, or 5 CIP credits.

Day 2 forum-conference sessions meet the criteria in the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines and are eligible for up to 375 minutes of accreditations, or 6.25 CIP credits.


Host Organizations





Questions: For conference-related inquiries contact Nancy Moody, J.D., M.A., University of Nevada, Reno Research Integrity Director at


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