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.

The VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is pleased to announce that as the next milestone of the HRPP Transformation Project, the HRPP Toolkit will go live on the VCU HRPP website on July 14, 2023.

The HRPP toolkit is a comprehensive set of workflows, standard operating procedures, checklists, worksheets, and templates. It is implemented by many human research protection programs of all sizes. Please see the HRPP toolkit overview deck for additional information on the components of the HRPP toolkit.

The HRPP toolkit includes specific resources for the research community that are designed to address the management of IRB submissions through the study lifecycle, provide guidance on special topics like vulnerable populations, and protocol templates that help research teams develop and submit compliant protocols to the IRB.

Protocol templates were previously posted and required for use on June 1, 2023. Protocol templates will be updated to remove reference to WPPs (retiring with Toolkit Go-Live) and instead reference the Toolkit where appropriate. Protocol templates will be stored with the remainder of the Toolkit on the HRPP website as of July 14, 2023.

Access previous research community training sessions about the Toolkit, register for future trainings and learn more about the VCU HRPP’s protocol templates on the HRPP Blog.

Questions are welcome, as are requests for additional consultation.

Categories Announcements and Updates, HRPP Transformation Project