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.

The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 10/30/2020 and are now available on the IRB’s website.

Links throughout the document were corrected and cross-linked.

Clarification was added to 3 WPPs about how the IRB reviews corrective actions or substantive changes that occur in response to an unanticipated problem – in particular changes to the research protocol that are initiated by the investigator prior to obtaining IRB approval to eliminate apparent immediate hazards to subjects.

For more information about Unanticipated Problems, see: Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks & Adverse Events Guidance (2007) and VCU IRB WPP VII-6

Categories IRB Education and Training, IRB Members, News and Updates