On-Demand Webinar

Privacy and Confidentiality in the Age of Mobile Apps and Connected Devices

Mobile apps and connected devices are everywhere now, including clinical research. While this can offer benefits to researchers, participants, and staff, it further complicates research participant protection considerations for privacy and confidentiality.

In this webinar, find out what researchers should consider in selecting and using these technologies and how to adequately inform participants of the potential risks.

You’ll also learn about expectations research participants can (or should) reasonably have regarding privacy and confidentiality when mobile apps and connected devices are involved, and what IRBs should consider in reviewing such study protocols.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the range of mobile medical apps and connected devices in human research
  • Describe the regulatory and ethical frameworks associated with their use and their application to participant privacy and confidentiality
  • Define the impact of big data, machine learning, and re-identification on risk to participants and how sponsors, researchers, and IRBs can respond to the challenges these technologies present

Presented By


Robert Romanchuk


IRB Chairperson II

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Lauren Hartsmith


Director, Regulatory Affairs
Chairperson, StrokeNet Central IRB
SMART IRB Program Director, Education


Julie Ozier


SVP of IRB Review and Institutional Official

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Who should watch?

Representatives from sponsors, CROs, and research sites involved in developing and submitting study materials for IRB review. Research professionals involved in planning and conducting clinical trials involving mobile apps and connected devices. IRB professionals involved in reviewing research that includes mobile apps and connected devices.

CE Credits

This session meets the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines for a maximum of 1 credit. 

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 1 hour of CE credit.

This event may qualify for continuing education (CE) credits. Please check with your professional organization(s) to determine whether the event meets their CE eligibility requirements.

Certificate of Attendance

After watching this webinar in its entirety and completing the webinar survey, you will receive a certificate of attendance. This certificate will be emailed to you within one business day of watching the webinar. Please note that if your organization has other staff members who wish to get a certificate of attendance, each person must register, watch the webinar in its entirety, and complete the webinar survey. Visit our Webinar Help page for more information on certificates of attendance.

DATE: June 17, 2021
Time: 1 pm ET | 10 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

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