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VCU HRPP Written Policies and Procedures Updates

The VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) would like to inform the VCU research community regarding some updates made to our Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs). Below are each of the WPPs that were updated, with a brief summary of the changes. Researchers can continue to access all WPPs through our Policies and Guidance page. […]

Updated Resource Page for COVID-19 and Human Research

The VCU Human Research Protection Program would like to inform the VCU research community about an updated resource on how COVID-19 is impacting human research conducted at VCU. The VCU HRPP recognizes that in the first few weeks of VCU’s COVID-19 response, information came out rapidly and updates were made frequently, and this updated resource […]

Job Posting: IRB Analyst

The Human Research Protections Program is seeking an IRB Analyst. Key responsibilities include: Conducting independent IRB review of exempt/expedited research and, as necessary, full board research, upon receipt of adequate training and experience; Serve as an educational resource for IRB members, investigators, research personnel, and students; Maintain and apply current knowledge of federal and state regulations, research/medical […]

Announcement: “Focused Fridays”

Beginning Friday, April 17, 2020, the HRPP staff will devote their efforts on Fridays to reviewing non-COVID-19 related submissions. Researchers who need to contact the HRPP on Fridays should call the HRPP’s main phone line (804-828-0868) or email ( Emails and phone calls to assigned reviewers received on Fridays will be returned the following week. Those working on COVID-19-related research who need to […]

Wright Center Consulting Hours — VIRTUAL

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research in collaboration with the VCU Human Research Protection Program are pleased to offer virtual open consulting hours, in partnership with our colleagues on the Monroe Park Campus. These open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom, and will be sponsored by the Psychology Department. The consulting […]

Virtual RAMS Mini-Forum 04/16: COVID-19 and Human Research

Join us for another VIRTUAL RAMS MINI-FORUM CO-SPONSORED BY THE RESEARCH AND LEGAL, AUDIT, AND COMPLIANCE CAREER COMMUNITIES AND OVPRI COVID-19 and Human Research: Requirements and Considerations The VCU Human Research Protection Program will provide information to help you navigate conducting human research during the COVID-19 crisis period. Learning objectives include understanding the tiering system […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Human Subject Research – Important Additional Guidelines and Update

IMPORTANT:  Please read this announcement (issued 3/23/20) from Dr. Srirama Rao, Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Dr. Peter Buckley, Interim CEO, VCU Health System, Interim Senior Vice President, VCU Health Sciences, Dean, VCU School of Medicine, regarding important additional guidelines and updates related to human subjects research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tier 1/ Tier 2 […]

IRB Consulting Hours — VIRTUAL

The VCU Human Research Protection Program is pleased to continue offering open IRB consulting hours. The next of these open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom, and is sponsored by our colleagues in the Wilder School. IRB staff will be available for drop-in VIRTUAL consultations with faculty, students, and staff from any school […]

COVID-19 and Human Research: FAQs

The VCU HRPP has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addressing common questions from investigators about the impact of COVID-19 on human research. Below is a table of contents listing all the questions addressed in the document. Simply click on a question, and you will be taken directly to the corresponding answer within the […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Pause to In-Person Interactions For Studies With Little/No Health Benefits

Please see the announcement below from the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Dr. Sriram Rao. Please continue to monitor the OVPRI COVID-19 Website and this blog for updates on COVID-19 impacts on human research. If you have questions about how this guidance affects your research, please contact the IRB Coordinator assigned to your study. […]