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.

Beginning Friday, April 17, 2020, the HRPP staff will devote their efforts on Fridays to reviewing non-COVID-19 related submissions.

Researchers who need to contact the HRPP on Fridays should call the HRPP’s main phone line (804-828-0868) or email (IRBPanelA@vcu.edu). Emails and phone calls to assigned reviewers received on Fridays will be returned the following week.

Those working on COVID-19-related research who need to contact the HRPP on Fridays should call the main phone line for assistance from designated staff. The HRPP continues to give highest priority to COVID-19-related research: new studies as well as modifications to existing studies as a result of the pandemic.

This approach of a designated reviewing day builds on our successful experience this fall and winter that reduced a backlog of expedited review submissions.

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