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OHRP Research Community Forum

Trust, Technology, and Consent

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

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 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.

Registration Fees: To be announced in Spring 2022.

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

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.


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.

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 from 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.

Hotel Accommodations

Silvery Legacy at the Row

407 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501

Reservations: Conference-hotel room reservations and rates to be announced in Spring 2022!


Conference Schedule

An engaging, informative conference schedule is being developed. The agenda and speaker information will be updated as information becomes available.

RCF Workshop Day 1


RCF Conference Day 2

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Remarks


Plenary 1

Plenary 2

Networking Lunch

Breakout Sessions:

Track A: Technology

Track B: Research with Vulnerable Populations

“Ask the Feds” session

Closing Remarks