This is the time of year when we frequently see new faculty, staff, and students arriving at VCU, as well as when others may be retiring or leaving the institution. With this, we would like to take a moment to remind all researchers of actions that are required when key personnel engaged in IRB-approved protocols separate from VCU.
If you, or a member of your study team, will be separating, please ensure all appropriate steps (as outlined below) have been taken for any human subjects research protocols in which the separating member is involved.
Principal Investigators and Medically Responsible Investigators leaving VCU are responsible for taking appropriate steps on all active studies prior to separating.
If you are a Principal Investigator or Medically Responsible Investigator on a study, and will be separating employment, please ensure the procedures outlined below are followed*:
* Please allow adequate time for IRB processing and review of the above actions prior to your separation date.
When other key study personnel separate from VCU, the Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring submission of an amendment to update the study smartform’s Personnel page and, if applicable, the Protocol Editors on the Study Identification page.
In addition to the above steps, also submit these changes to the reviewing IRB according to their policies and procedures.