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RAMS-IRB is Back Online

In the morning of Wednesday, September 15th, RAMS-IRB went offline to undergo an update. This update is now complete, and RAMS-IRB is once again available for use. The update made changes to the look and feel of RAMS-IRB, including changes to smartform navigation and the reviewer notes interface. Please note: an issue with the documents […]

RAMS-IRB Will Continue to Be Down Until 9/16/2021

In the morning of Wednesday, September 15th, RAMS-IRB went offline to undergo an update. This update was scheduled to complete at 3pm EST. Unfortunately, the update is taking longer than expected, and RAMS-IRB will remain offline until tomorrow morning (Thursday, September 16, 2021). The VCU HRPP will send out a notification once RAMS-IRB is back […]

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 […]

REMINDER: RAMS-IRB Update 9/15/2021; System Down 6am-3pm

As a reminder, RAMS-IRB will be undergoing an update on Wednesday, September 15th, and will be inaccessible between 6am and 3pm EST. RAMS-IRB may come back online prior to 3pm if the update finishes earlier. The HRPP will notify the research community should RAMS-IRB come back online earlier than anticipated. The RAMS-IRB update will have […]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: RAMS-IRB Will be Down Wed, Sep 15, 6am-3pm

The VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is notifying the VCU research community that RAMS-IRB will be undergoing updates and will be inaccessible on Wednesday, September 15th from 6am until 3pm. RAMS-IRB may come back online prior to 3pm if the update finishes earlier. The HRPP will notify the research community should RAMS-IRB come back […]

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 the document below. Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your study or ORSP@vcu.edu if problems are encountered.

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.

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Create and Navigate Through New Studies

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 new study, various methods for navigating through a study, and how to submit a study to the IRB for review. You can access more RAMS […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Add, Remove, and Update Documents

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 steps in RAMS-IRB necessary to manage documents, including adding, removing, and updating documents. At the end of this post are general document management tips. You can access more RAMS […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Locate My Studies

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 different methods of locating the user’s own studies in various states within RAMS-IRB. Please note that only studies for which you are listed as a PI and/or an “Editor” will […]

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