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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.

Category results for: IRB Education and Training

Updated WPPs Available

WPP #: XVII-2 Subject Recruitment and Compensation was split into 2 policies due to the volume of content around each topic: WPP XVII-1 Research Participant Recruitment WPP XVII-2 Research Participant Compensation

Data Management Plan Requirements and Training

Effective November 1, 2021, all human subjects research protocols using confidential or regulated data (i.e., category 1 data) are required to have an approved Data Management Plan (DMP) utilizing VCU’s Data Management System (DMS).  Researchers must create, submit, and receive approval for the Data Management Plan prior to submitting to the IRB.  DMPs are evaluated […]

Wright Center Consulting Hours – VIRTUAL (10/8/2021)

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the VCU Human Research Protection Program are pleased to offer open consulting hours. These open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom. Consultants will be available to answer questions about: Appointments and Walk-ins: Biostatistics Community Engagement Funding, Grant writing IND/IDE/FDA regulations Informatics IRB (Human Subjects […]

Researcher Guidance for Using RAMS-IRB 9.0

On 9/15/2021, RAMS-IRB was updated to version 9.0, which resulted in significant changes to the look and feel of the system, specifically relating to navigation and the reviewer notes interface. This blog post compiles resources for researchers who need to navigate RAMS-IRB following the update. The VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has developed video […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Making Changes and Responding to Reviewer Notes

This video demonstrates for researchers and study staff how to locate, view, and respond to reviewer notes, and how to resubmit a study to the IRB after making changes. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Make Changes Requested by the IRB You can see more videos intended for researchers […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Managing Documents

This video demonstrates for researchers and study staff how to upload, update, and delete documents in RAMS-IRB. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Add, Remove, and Update Documents You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS researcher videos tag. You can see […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Opening and Navigating a New Study

This video demonstrates for researchers and study staff how to open and navigate a new study in RAMS-IRB. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Create and Navigate Through New Studies Gif Guide. You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS researcher videos […]

Research Recruitment Advertising and VCU Policy

The VCU HRPP would like to share the message below from Tom Klug with a reminder for investigators about one of VCU’s policies related to research recruitment advertising. Please direct any questions to the Division of University Relations: VCU Brand Identity Office at identity@vcu.edu University Relations and the Integrity and Compliance Office have recently updated the […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Create and Submit Closure Requests

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for researchers and research teams using the RAMS-IRB system to manage IRB submissions. This guide will walk users through the process of creating a closure request in order to close a study with the IRB. You can access more RAMS Gif Guides made for researchers by using the researcher […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Add and Remove Personnel and Protocol Editors

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for researchers and research teams using the RAMS-IRB system to manage IRB submissions. This guide will walk users through the different processes for adding and removing personnel, as well as adding or removing protocol editors. You can access more RAMS Gif Guides made for researchers by using the researcher […]

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