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In this session, representatives from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) will discuss what goes into a meaningful informed consent. Practical examples will be used to illustrate how to discern meaningful information for potential participants, and how to present information simply in consent documents and materials to ensure consent processes fulfill their goal of enabling potential participants to make informed decisions about whether to participate in the research. (November 10, 2020)

Watch: Simplifying Informed Consent (with OHRP) (1:45:38)


This video reviews the regulatory requirements for reporting unanticipated problems to OHRP, including how to determine when an unanticipated problem or adverse event must be reported. (November 10, 2020)

Watch: Reporting to OHRP (1): Unanticipated Problems (18:05)


Short presentation by OHRP staff on WebEx platform, followed by moderated Q&A session. (April 28, 2020)

Watch: The recorded videocast on OHRP’s COVID-19 Guidance (52:46)


This webinar from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) discusses the concept of institutional engagement in human subjects research. It explains how to determine whether an institution is considered engaged in human subjects research for the purpose of applying the Common Rule. (October 7, 2019)

Watch: Institutional Engagement in Human Subjects Research (21:58)

Revised common rule video

In this video, OHRP Director, Jerry Menikoff, explains the changes and requirements for informed consent in the revised Common Rule including a brief discussion on broad consent. (July 12, 2018)

Watch: What's New in Informed Consent: Revisions to the Common Rule (26:50)

Revised common rule video

In this presentation from the SACHRP meeting on July 11, 2018, OHRP staff member Lauren Hartsmith discusses the transition provision for the revised Common Rule. The presentation focuses on the six month “delay” period from July 19, 2018 through January 20, 2018, and addresses the rules that apply for institutions that choose to transition research to the revised Common Rule during that time period. (July 11, 2018)

These timelines help to explain the transition provision.

Watch: Revised Common Rule Transition Provision and Research Initiated Before January 21, 2019 (1:20)

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This video reviews the revised Common Rule and how to determine when a research study is considered nonexempt human subjects research under the revised Rule. The presentation also includes a brief introduction of the exemptions. (June 22, 2018)

Watch: When Does the Common Rule Apply? Review of the Basics Under the Revised Rule (18:14)

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This video explains the eight exemptions in the revised Common Rule, focusing specifically on exemptions 1, 2, 3, and 5. It also discusses the requirement for limited IRB review for the new provisions in exemptions 2 and 3, and how the exemptions work with the subparts. (June 22, 2018)

Watch: Overview of Changes to Exemptions in the Revised Common Rule (Focusing on Exemptions 1, 2, 3, and 5) (26:06)

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This video explains options for investigators planning to do secondary research with private information or biospecimens under the revised Common Rule. (June 22, 2018)

Watch: Regulatory Options for Secondary Research with Private Information and Biospecimens Part 2 (16:02)