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.

Protocol templates are required for use effective June 1, 2023. New IRB submissions that do not contain a
protocol will be returned to the researcher after this date.

RAMS-IRB updates to reduce duplication between the submission smartform and protocol will be live June 1, 2023. The system will be more comprehensively updated later this fall – please be patient with us as we engage
in this transformation work.

Questions are welcome, as are requests for additional consultation regarding new protocol templates. Please contact Tom Bechert of the Huron Team via or the HRPP Office at Learn more about the VCU HRPP’s protocol templates here.

Categories Announcements and Updates, HRPP Transformation Project