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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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You Can Now Use Your VCU eID to Log Into CITI Via Single Sign On

What is Single Sign On? Single Sign On (SSO) is a process that allows you to use your VCU eID and password, instead of a username and password created by CITI Program. You can log into the CITI Program after completing a login at your site without any additional authentication. How do I use Single […]

Navigating the Future Sharing Page of the IRB SmartForm: A Webinar

Please join the VCU IRB and the VCU Libraries for a webinar Navigating the IRB SmartForm The Future Sharing Page:  How to plan ahead for future uses and sharing of your research data and specimens Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12 – 12:20 p.m. Online – Join us at https://vcu.zoom.us/j/570862323 on the day of the event. Telephone – Dial (for higher […]

New Minimum Age for Tobacco Purchase/Possession in VA

The Virginia Assembly approved a measure that revises Virginia Code to increase minimum age requirements to 21 for purchase or possession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products.  The change is effective July 1, 2019. The revised Code can be found Virginia’s Legislative Information System here. For Studies that Use Tobacco Products, […]

New RAMS-IRB Function: Not Human Subjects Research

The January 30th RAMS-IRB Patch included a lot of changes; we want to call attention to one that’s easy to miss! Sometimes VCU faculty and staff engage in research or other professional activities that don’t need IRB review.  Sometimes when trying to publish results, publishers will request proof that the activity didn’t need IRB review.  […]

Research Pop-Up Market on Monroe Park Campus

The Office of Research and Innovation and the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research are presenting a Research Pop-Up Market on Monday, February 11 from 11:30am to 1pm in Cabell Library, Room 250. Bring your curiosity about research resources available at VCU. The market includes representatives who can help with: Finding Funding Sponsored Programs […]

RAMS IRB Patch and the New Common Rule

We’re writing to provide updated information on the RAMS-IRB Patch and the 2018 Common Rule. In materials from ORSP you will begin seeing references to the “2018 Common Rule” and the “Pre 2018 Common Rule.”  This is the terminology used by regulatory agencies.  The new version of the Common Rule is referred to as the […]

Curious About What’s Changing in the 2018 Common Rule?

Curious about what’s changing in the 2018 Common Rule? Worried about its impact? We’re here to help!   ORSP staff are ready to help you understand what’s changing and how it might impact your research.  Contact ORSP to request that our staff present to any VCU group about the 2018 Common Rule! ORSP@vcu.edu 804-828-0868

Important Updates Regarding the 2018 Common Rule Implementation

Important Updates Regarding the 2018 Common Rule Implementation: Investigators will not be able to submit any new studies to the VCU IRB between January 8, 2019 and completion of the RAMS-IRB patch expected on/around January 22, 2019.New study submissions already in process that do not reach a status of “approved” prior to January 21, 2019 […]

Full Board IRB Meeting Twice as Often for December Submissions

In anticipation of increased submissions in December, the full board IRB is doubling its upcoming meeting schedule. Instead of one meeting, there will be two meetings held on each of the following dates: Wednesday, December 12th Wednesday, December 19th Wednesday, January 9th We hope the increase in meetings will allow for the IRB to better […]

Important Changes to the Common Rule

On January 21, 2019, revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects will go into effect. This new version of the “Common Rule,” as it is typically known, represents the first revision to the rule since its publication in 1991. Many of us in the world of Human Subjects Protection have been […]

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