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.

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The VCU HRPP has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addressing common questions from investigators about the impact of COVID-19 on human research. Below is a table of contents listing all the questions addressed in the document. Simply click on a question, and you will be taken directly to the corresponding answer within the FAQ document. This document will continue to be updated as the situation develops.

EDIT 4/28/2021: As of April 27, 2021, the Tiering system referenced in this FAQ has been retired. Investigators are no longer required to make a Tiering determination for their study.

Table of Contents

IRB Status, Ongoing Research, & HRPP Contact Info

Study Modifications for COVID-19

Reliance Studies (Relying on VCU or VCU Relying on Other IRB)

VCU Health FAQ (UPDATED 03/20/2020)

FAQs Regarding Research Tiers and the Continuation Request Portal (ADDED 03/30/2020)

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