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January 2021 COVID Guidance

Guidance for VCU clinical research teams as COVID-19 cases rise Due to significant increases in COVID-19 cases at VCU Health and throughout our community, OVPRI offers new, additional guidance essential for the safe conduct of clinical research. Learn more at conta.cc/2KZ3dBh. Guidance essential for the safe conduct of human subjects research studies   OVPRI offers guidance for […]

Guidance for Clinical Research Teams as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Due to significant increases in COVID-19 cases at VCU Health and throughout our community, we are sharing additional guidance essential for the safe conduct of clinical research during unpresedented challenges to our healthcare infrastructure: Actively support the safety and wellbeing of your research participants given the rapidly evolving conditions of the pandemic. Evaluate the potential for added […]

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 oncore@vcu.edu Complete the online registration form (sent to you): go.vcu.edu/oncorenewuser 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: https://training.vcu.edu/manage/class/update/idCall3.asp?ID=17440 Presenter: Elizabeth Collins, MA, CCRP; FDA Regulatory Program Manager, OVPRI & Translational Workforce Development Working Group Target audience: clinical research professionals including […]

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