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 VCU HRPP would like to share the message below from Tom Klug with a reminder for investigators about one of VCU’s policies related to research recruitment advertising.

Please direct any questions to the Division of University Relations: VCU Brand Identity Office at identity@vcu.edu


University Relations and the Integrity and Compliance Office have recently updated the VCU Outgoing Sponsorships, Advertising and Endorsement Policy. This update contains new language clarifying that all advertising, including research recruitment advertising, are required to comply with the policy. 

The most important requirement is to submit your advertising via a request form to primarily ensure that marketing assets are brand compliant. Consistency in our visual identity and language is critical in building VCU’s brand awareness which in turn, lifts all individual marketing efforts.

So please help us build a strong brand reputation and submit any advertising you plan to publish. Thanks for your help and please see the links below for details and additional resources.

Tom Klug
VCU Assoc. Vice President Health Sciences Marketing


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