OVPRI Human Subject Research Protection Blog

The VCU Human Research Protection Program is dedicated to facilitating ethically and scientifically sound research through robust review of research projects and through effective education and outreach to the VCU research community.

Investigator Responsibilities during COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Members of the VCU Research Community, As we respond to the rising number of local COVID-19 cases, the HRPP is reissuing the following guidance: 1. Continue to work with your Department Chairs, Deans, Building Managers, Human Resource Representatives, and the facility where your research takes place regarding the study’s approvals and permissions for building […]

Agenda for “Research Ethics: Past, Present, and Future”

Please join us for the VCU HRPP Annual Conference 2022 on Thursday, September 29 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Sessions will feature our conference theme, “Research Ethics: Past, Present, and Future.” To register, please visit https://bit.ly/3KBzed3. CEUs are available for this event.  9:00am – Welcome from Dr. Sanjur Brooks 9:05am – Keynote Address by Dr. Michael Dickinson […]

RAMS-IRB was patched 9/15/2022

As a reminder, the RAMS-IRB system was patched overnight (9/15/2022). For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to the summary of the changes below. Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your study or ORSP@vcu.edu if problems are encountered after the patch.

Ethics of human data management and sharing session presented by SOCRA (CE credit available)

Tuesday, September 20, 12pm-1pm, via Zoom Register here: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcuqqrj4qHdX8_TbafIOSveQ1NPBw3Mk6

IRB Consulting Hours – VIRTUAL

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, in collaboration with the VCU Human Research Protection Program, are pleased to offer open consulting hours. These open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom. The consulting hours will include the following consultants: Biostatistics Informatics IRB IND/IDE/FDA Research Library Services Designing and Conducting Research Community Engaged […]

Don’t miss out! Upcoming events featuring Dr. Sandy Brooks, HRPP Director

Please join the VCU Libraries and Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research for a data management seminar, “Ethics of data management and sharing,” presented by Dr. Sandy Brooks, Director, VCU Human Research Protection Program. Tuesday, September 20, noon – 1 p.m., register here: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcuqqrj4qHdX8_TbafIOSveQ1NPBw3Mk6#/registration Reminder: Registration is open for the VCU HRPP Annual Conference. […]

VCU HRPP Annual Conference 2022 – Research Ethics: Past, Present, and Future on September 29, 2022

The VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is pleased to announce registration is now open for our annual conference to be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 9:00am-3:00pm via Zoom. The event is free of charge and all members of the VCU research community are encouraged to attend and invite colleagues from other institutions.   The […]

Guidance Regarding Emergency Use and Expanded Access Protocols During a Public Health Emergency

During public health emergencies, it is common for new drugs, biologics, and therapies to be used under Emergency Use and Expanded Access protocols. As the number of cases of monkeypox continues to rise, the VCU HRPP would like to direct investigators to the available guidance on Emergency Use and Expanded Access protocols. For guidance on […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Communicate with IRB Staff and Reviewers

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for researchers and research teams using the RAMS-IRB system to manage IRB submissions. This guide will walk users through the best ways to communicate with IRB staff and reviewers within RAMS-IRB, during a review. You can access more RAMS Gif Guides made for researchers by using the researcher gif guide […]

Delay in Protocol Screening for External IRB Reviews

Hello Esteemed Colleagues, During the next several weeks, the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) will be undergoing a few changes in personnel that may impact the timeline for screening submissions pertaining to external IRB reviews and reliance agreements. Mr. Logan Clary, the IRB Reliance Coordinator, will be moving on to a new opportunity, and his […]

RAMS-IRB will be patched 7/27/2022 6pm

As a reminder, the RAMS-IRB system will be patched tonight (7/27/2022) from approximately 6pm – 9pm EDT. Be sure to save your work before the system goes down. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to the summary of the changes below: Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your […]

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