New VCU IRB Notification
Please note that as of Sept. 28, the VCU Human Research Protection Program has revised the scope of human research data considered to be Private Health Information (PHI). This scope has been narrowed to provide a closer interpretation of the HIPAA regulations, which helps to limit the institution’s liability if data breaches occur in a research study. This change will impact initial submissions to the Institutional Review Board (including those in progress) and some ongoing studies with active participants.
Individual emails were sent to investigators with impacted studies.
More information is available on the HRPP blog: https://blogs.vcu.edu/humanresearch/2020/09/28/revised-definition-of-protected-health-information-effective-9-28-2020/