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2 Categories of research excluded from the requirement for single IRB review (HHS)

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its determination of exception for two categories of research from the required use of a single institutional review board (IRB) to review cooperative research under the HHS regulations […]

Upcoming VCU IRB Office Closures

The Human Research Protection Program (IRB) office will be closed for Thanksgiving beginning at noon on Wednesday, 11/27/19 and will reopen on Monday, 12/2/19. Investigators remain responsible for reporting to the IRB any unanticipated problems involving risk to subjects or others that occur during this time.   For guidance on what constitutes an unanticipated problem, refer […]

One VCU Clinical Research Team Monthly Meeting

2020 Topics The One VCU Clinical Research Team Meetings have been very well received and will continue for the upcoming year. Over the past several months, a Clinical Research Coordinator Focus Group has been meeting and has provided the following topics of interest as suggestions for the monthly One VCU Clinical Research Teams Meeting held […]

Investigational Drug Service (Leadership Transition)

Please note that following years of successful growth and service development led by Robin Sculthorpe, RPh, Robin has decided to transition to a part-time position with the VCU Health Investigational Drug Service. As of November 1, 2019, Mary Pak, PharmD will assume the role of Interim Lead Pharmacist for IDS. Please use Dr. Pak as […]

Nov. 27: Jeffress Trust (limited submission)

The Office of Research and Innovation has been notified of a limited submission opportunity from the Jeffress Trust– Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research. Please submit abstracts and biosketches via RAMS-SPOT Internal Opportunities no later than 11/27/2019 12:00 PM. The guidelines are available here: Internal Opportunity ID: Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research Link to Sponsor […]

OnCore Training – at your convenience

OnCore training is easier to arrange than you might think.: Send an email to Complete the online registration form (sent to you): Introductory/Initial training based upon your availability: in person at our office in the Wright Center, at an appropriate location (with a wall screen), or via Zoom. If there are several people […]

Dec. 4 and Dec. 6: CReSS Workshop – Understanding the FDA Framework for the World of Investigational New Drugs (IDE) and Devices (IDE)

Please register for one of the following sessions: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, from 9 am – 10:30 am; MMEC 11‐101/102orFriday, Dec. 6, 2019, from 2:30 – 4 pm; MMEC 11‐101/102 Registration required: Presenter: Elizabeth Collins, MA, CCRP; FDA Regulatory Program Manager, OVPRI & Translational Workforce Development Working Group Target audience: clinical research professionals including […]

Nov. 21-22: Third Annual Virginia NanoMedicine Symposium on Engineered Health

Nov. 15: Team Science – Addressing Scientific Challenges Through Collaboration

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences will host Deborah DiazGranados, Ph.D., for a presentation on team science. The event will be in Room 1102, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. Team science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strength […]

Nov. 11: ‘Creating Adaptive Activism: Reframing Disability Through Art’

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Richmond Salons I and II, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. VCU’s Science, Technology and Society Program presents “Creating Adaptive Activism: Reframing Disability Through Art.” The lecture by Ann Fox, Ph.D., professor of English at Davidson College, is co-sponsored by VCU’s Transforming Disability Initiative. For more information, contact Kathryn Shively […]

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