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.

12VAC35-115-130 applies to all individuals receiving services from a public or private provider of services operated, licensed, or funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), except those operated by the Department of Corrections.

This Virginia law addresses the protection of human research subjects and is vital for researchers, institutions, and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) involved in conducting research involving human participants.

At Virginia Commonwealth University, the following inpatient units impacted are:

  • Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Virginia Treatment Center for Children
  • VCU Medical Center North Hospital Psychiatric Inpatient Units

To learn more about the specifics of 12VAC35-115-130 and how it may affect research, please review the document below. If you have any questions, please reach out to the VCU HRPP.

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