VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Blog

The VCU HRPP 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.

HRPP Training for the Research Community – Conditions for IRB approval and the role of Post-Approval monitoring

Join us on Thursday, March 28 , 2024, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST. for an online training about the conditions for approval of human subjects research and role of post-approval monitoring.  The VCU HRPP staff tailored this training to supplement the IRB’s process for post-approval monitoring. This presentation has been developed to meet the […]

Reminder Extended VCU IRB Nomination Period: Providing Additional Time for Nominations

The Human Research Protection Program has some important updates regarding the VCU Institutional Review Board (IRB) membership nomination process that we would like to share with the VCU Community. Recognizing the significance of the work of the VCU research community in nominating individuals for the VCU IRB, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) understands that […]

Reminder: HRPP/IRB Research Community Training – Updated NIH Data Sharing Policies

Join us on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST for an online training about the updated National Institutes of Health (NIH) data sharing policies and requirements that are relevant to human subjects research.   The VCU HRPP is collaborating with the NIH’s Science Policy and Extramural Research divisions to provide this […]

HRPP/IRB Research Community Training – Updated NIH Data Sharing Policies

Join us on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST for an online training about the updated National Institutes of Health (NIH) data sharing policies and requirements that are relevant to human subjects research.   The VCU HRPP is collaborating with the NIH’s Science Policy and Extramural Research divisions to provide this […]

*Reminder* Extended VCU IRB Nomination Period: Providing Additional Time for Nominations

The Human Research Protection Program has some important updates regarding the VCU Institutional Review Board (IRB) membership nomination process that we would like to share with the VCU Community. Recognizing the significance of the work of the VCU research community in nominating individuals for the VCU IRB, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) understands that […]

Reminder – HRPP and IRB Operational Procedures for Winter Break

Please Note: This guidance is subject to change as the winter break approaches. This information was originally posted on the HRPP blog on 11/17/2023 and has been updated. ***Due to the implementation of the HRPP Transformation, the HRPP will be able to continue to process VCU IRB reviews during the upcoming university break periods. Thus, […]

*Extended VCU IRB Nomination Period: Providing Additional Time for Nominations

The Human Research Protection Program has some important updates regarding the VCU Institutional Review Board (IRB) membership nomination process that we would like to share with the VCU Community. Recognizing the significance of the work of the VCU research community in nominating individuals for the VCU IRB, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) understands that […]

HRPP and IRB Operational Procedures for Winter Break

Please Note: This guidance is subject to change as the winter break approaches. This information was originally posted on the HRPP blog on 11/17/2023 and has been updated. ***Due to the implementation of the HRPP Transformation, the HRPP will be able to continue to process VCU IRB reviews during the upcoming university break periods. Thus, […]

Call for Nominations: Join the Institutional Review Board for 2024 *Updated deadline*

*The original deadline of January 5, 2024, has been extended to March 1, 2024. This post has been edited to reflect an updated deadline. Dear Research Community, We are excited to announce that the nomination period for membership on our esteemed Institutional Review Board (IRB) is now open for the 2024 annual calendar. As a […]

HRPP and IRB Operational Procedures for Thanksgiving and Winter Break

Please Note: This guidance is subject to change as the winter break approaches.  Due to the implementation of the HRPP Transformation, the HRPP will be able to continue to process VCU IRB reviews during the upcoming university break periods. Thus, administrative operations will continue without interruption.  Thanksgiving holiday VCU HRPP will pause operations at 1 […]

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