OVPRI Human Subject Research Protection Blog

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: HIPAA

Updated WPPs and PROC and Informatics instructions

The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 6/18/2021 to align policies with the recent RAMS-IRB patch updates and are now available on the IRB’s website. Important Instructions and FAQ’s for studies that will use VCU Health patients, data, and/or facilities: What should I do if a Protocol Review Oversight Committee (PROC) has not […]

IRB Mythbusters – HIPAA and Research

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 HIPAA and research are addressed. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting the “mythbusters” tag on our blog. MYTH #1: When collecting HIPAA-covered data, I can […]

Revised Definition of “Protected Health Information” Effective 9/28/2020

Effective 9/28/2020, VCU Health/VCU is narrowing the definition of “Protected Health Information” (PHI)  [revised definition] Protected Health Information (PHI): Individually identifiable health information held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral, in relation to the provision of healthcare, healthcare operations and payment […]