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Category: News and Updates

Updated WPPs Available

The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 4/15/2021 and are now available on the IRB’s website. Many of the updates were minor, such as adding new links to resources on state-mandated disease reporting, IRB guidance on cold calling and use of social media, and an IRB video about reconsenting children when they turn […]

RAMS-IRB is back online after patch

The RAMS-IRB patch today was completed successfully and is now back online. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to: Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your study or ORSP@vcu.edu if problems are encountered.

New IRB requirement for amendments that change the Principal Investigator of a study

New Requirement for VCU IRB studies: All amendments submitted on or after March 15, 2021 that propose to change the Principal Investigator (PI) on a VCU IRB study will be required to have the new PI complete the PI Change Instrument and upload a copy of the completed responses. The PI Change Instrument can be […]

IRB Satisfaction Survey

The VCU Office of Research Subjects Protection invites members of the VCU and VCU Health research communities who are familiar with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to take an anonymous satisfaction survey.   This annual satisfaction survey includes questions about the following topics: perceptions of the IRB, RAMS-IRB use, customer service provided by the ORSP […]

IRB Mythbusters – Social Media Recruitment

The VCU Human Research Protection Program presents IRB Mythbusters — a periodic newsletter clarifying common misconceptions about conducting human research and the IRB!  In this issue, “myths” surrounding social media recruitment are addressed. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting the “mythbusters” tag on our blog. MYTH #1: If I have an approved physical […]

New Recruitment Guidance Available: Social Media and Cold Calling

The VCU Human Research Protection Program is pleased to offer two new guidance documents to the research community. VCU IRB’s guidance to researchers on cold calling recruitment methods offers guidance on using “cold calling” for recruitment efforts. It defines “cold calling,” explains when cold calling should and should not be used, and discusses best practices […]

Wright Center Consulting Hours — VIRTUAL (2/22/2021)

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. These open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom. The consulting hours will include the following consultants: Biostatistics Informatics IRB IND/IDE/FDA Research Library Services Research Navigator Recruitment Specialist Consultants […]

Investigator Responsibilities Regarding COVID during the VCU Winter Closure

Dear Members of the VCU Research Community, As we approach the VCU Winter Closure, the HRPP and IRB would like to thank the research community for their collaboration with us this year. We faced some new challenges, and we are proud that we worked together to facilitate research that benefits our patients, students, and community. […]

IRB Mythbusters – Interacting With the IRB

The VCU Human Research Protection Program presents IRB Mythbusters — a periodic newsletter clarifying common misconceptions about conducting human research and the IRB!  In this issue, “myths” surrounding interacting with the IRB are addressed. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting the “mythbusters” tag on our blog. MYTH #1: The IRB is a bureaucratic […]

2020 WINTER CLOSING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The VCU Human Research Protection Program (IRB) Office will be closed for the holidays December 19, 2020 through January 3, 2021, and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.    Investigators remain responsible for reporting to the IRB any unanticipated problems involving risk to subjects or others that occur during this time.  For guidance on […]