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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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New NIH Guidance on Informed Consent for Secondary Research with Data and Biospecimens

The VCU HRPP would like to draw the research community’s attention to a new resource made available by the NIH, on the topic of informed consent considerations for secondary research with data and specimens. This resource addresses only consent for the storage and sharing of data and biospecimens collected during a primary research protocol, for […]

*High Importance* – Human Subject Research Impacted by Iodine-based IV Contrast Shortage at VCUHS

Dear Members of the VCU Research Community, The Virginia Commonwealth University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is aware of the iodine-based IV contrast shortage at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) due to supply chain issues related to COVID-19. The potential impact on human subjects research may require submission of a protocol amendment to adjust […]

Integrity and Ethics, Community Engagement, and the VCU HRPP

As part of the VCU Human Research Protection Program’s (HRPP) commitment to continual improvement, we generate metrics to evaluate how well our program complies with regulations, engages the community, and upholds VCU’s core values. View the infographic below to learn more about some facts and figures behind the VCU HRPP! Alt text for the infographic […]

HRPP Sending Two Staff Members to Present at National Conference in May 2022

Two members of the VCU HRPP are presenting at the upcoming Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) conference, being held in Denver, CO from May 24-26, 2022! Elicia Preslan, MS, CIP Elicia will be presenting a session titled “Balancing Inclusion with Protection: Assessment of Capacity to Consent” Session Abstract: The strategies […]

Wright Center/IRB Virtual Consulting Hours – April 18 10am-1pm

Is your research project stuck? Come to consulting hours with the Wright Center and the VCU Human Research Protection Program! We’ll help you get unstuck. Consulting hours are being held virtually using Zoom on April 18th, from 10am-1pm ET. Consultants from various research areas are available to help you with study design, data questions, and […]

OHRP Virtual Webinar: A Conversation with IRB Professionals – April 27

Register now for OHRP’s 75 minute virtual webinar: A conversation with IRB professionals: Learn what they do and how they can help you navigate protecting human participants in research on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 3:00 PM EST. This webinar will cover the following: How IRBs support the preliminary reviews of research studies at institutions  What assistance IRBs can give […]

2022 Annual IRB Satisfaction Survey Available

The VCU Human Research Protection Program 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 HRPP staff […]

Reminder: IRB Training on Regulatory Documentation – April 2022

Ethical and effective conduct of human research requires careful documentation and record retention. Sign up for a special training session to learn all about regulatory requirements and best practices for regulatory documentation in human research! Sessions will be held virtually using Zoom, on the following dates: Wednesday, April 13, 9am-10am ET (Register here) Friday, April […]

RAMS-IRB will be patched 3/16/2022 6pm

As a reminder, the RAMS-IRB system will be patched tomorrow night (3/16/2022) from approximately 6pm – 11pm ET. Be sure to save your work before the system goes down. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to the summary of the changes below: Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for […]

New IRB Training on Regulatory Documentation – April 2022

Ethical and effective conduct of human research requires careful documentation and record retention. Sign up for a special training session to learn all about regulatory requirements and best practices for regulatory documentation in human research! Sessions will be held virtually using Zoom, on the following dates: Wednesday, April 13, 9am-10am ET (Register here) Friday, April […]

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