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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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RAMS-IRB will be patched 7/27/2022 6pm

As a reminder, the RAMS-IRB system will be patched tonight (7/27/2022) from approximately 6pm – 9pm EDT. Be sure to save your work before the system goes down. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to the summary of the changes below: Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your […]

Updated WPPs Available

The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 1/5/2022 and are now available on the IRB’s website. In accordance with WPP I-1, the HRPP completed a biennial review over the past six months of all the WPPs. See the Summary of Changes document below for more information about the revisions.

Investigator Responsibilities during COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Members of the VCU Research Community, As we respond to the rising number of local COVID-19 cases, the HRPP is reissuing the following guidance: 1. Continue to work with your Department Chairs, Deans, Building Managers, Human Resource Representatives, and the facility where your research takes place regarding the study’s approvals and permissions for building […]

Updated Consent Templates

Revised consent templates are now available on the IRB forms webpage. The following changes were made: HIPAA authorization language was revised to add an option for naming VCU Dental Care instead of VCU Health as the source of PHI. A new section for obtaining FERPA consent was added to the Social-Behavioral Consent Template. The Exempt Information […]

The IRB Welcomes Sandy Brooks, Director, Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is very pleased to welcome Dr. Sanjur (Sandy) Brooks as the new Director of the HRPP.   Dr. Brooks has worked extensively with IRBs, human subjects protection policy, and clinical research. She comes to VCU from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Compliance and Business Integrity, where she was Director […]

Updated WPPs Available

WPP #: XVII-2 Subject Recruitment and Compensation was split into 2 policies due to the volume of content around each topic: WPP XVII-1 Research Participant Recruitment WPP XVII-2 Research Participant Compensation

RAMS-IRB Video: Finalizing a Review

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to finalize their reviews in RAMS-IRB, and view the finalized reviews of others. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Conduct Reviews gif guide. (See the Finalizing a Review section.) You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Viewing Changes

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to view changes made to a submission during a review. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to View Changes Made to a Submission. You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS reviewer videos tag. You can […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Viewing Documents

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to view and download documents, including accessing previous versions of documents. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Conduct Reviews gif guide. (See documents section.) You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS reviewer videos tag. […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Conducting Reviews

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to view and navigate through studies, and demonstrates how to log and navigate reviewer notes. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Conduct Reviews gif guide. You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS reviewer videos […]

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