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OVPRI Human Subject Research Protection Blog

The VCU Human Research Protection Program is dedicated to facilitating ethically and scientifically sound research through robust review of research projects and through effective education and outreach to the VCU research community.

The Human Research Protection Program (IRB) office will be closed for the holidays December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020.

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 to the VCU IRB Written Policies and Procedure #VII-6.  In addition, as always, investigators are responsible for taking any actions necessary to ensure the ongoing safety of research participants.
  • To report an unanticipated problem involving risk to subjects or others:
    • Follow the normal procedure for submitting the Report within RAMS-IRB.
  • To seek guidance regarding an unanticipated problem or any emergency situation during the VCU Winter Closing holiday:
    • Call 804-828-0868 and leave a message, including a phone number where you can be reached. Messages will be checked daily, and your call will be returned.

Please Note:  With the exception of urgent reports for unanticipated problems or other emergencies, the office will not be processing or reviewing submissions during the closing. Investigators may therefore experience a delay in the review turnaround time for submissions received around the holidays. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We wish you all Happy Holidays.Categories News and Updates, Uncategorized

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