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Category results for: RAMS-IRB

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 […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Perform Department Reviews

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for those who perform department reviews. This guide will walk users through the processes needed to perform a department review, including navigation, reviewer note functions, and accessing documents. This guide only covers the technical aspects of navigating RAMS-IRB to conduct department reviews. If you require guidance on the scope […]

RAMS-IRB is back online after patch

The RAMS-IRB patch this morning 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 or ORSP@vcu.edu if problems are encountered.

RAMS-IRB Patch on Monday 9/28/2020

The RAMS-IRB system will be down for system maintenance on 9/28/20. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to this Google Doc Remember to save your work and exit the system prior to the scheduled date and time. Any attempted use of the system during scheduled maintenance is subject to […]

Fall 2019 Patch: Updates to Personnel and the Future Sharing Page

On Friday, October 4th, a patch will be made to the RAMS-IRB system to make updates to the smartform that will impact investigators and research staff. The two main changes to be made in the patch relate to Personnel Updates and the Future Sharing page. The changes made to these pages are described below.   We […]

Important RAMS-IRB Patch and Holiday Schedule Announcement

Upcoming RAMS-IRB Patch – RAMS-IRB will be down 11/15/18, 9:00 pm through 11/16/18, 1:00 pm while this update is being installed. This update includes new/revised questions within the smartform. Protocols submitted following the update will require responses to applicable new questions. If responses remain outstanding at submission, investigators may encounter an error message. You can identify and view […]

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