Effective November 1, 2021, all human subjects research protocols using confidential or regulated data (i.e., category 1 data) are required to have an approved Data Management Plan (DMP) utilizing VCU’s Data Management System (DMS).
Researchers must create, submit, and receive approval for the Data Management Plan prior to submitting to the IRB. DMPs are evaluated and approved through a separate review process by data stewards with Technology Services.
The RAMS-IRB application currently requests creation of a DMP and enforcement of the Data Management Plan requirement will begin on November 1, 2021.
To learn about the new requirement and how to use the Data Management System to develop a Data Management Plan, please attend a training and review the guidance materials below.
Upcoming trainings are scheduled for the following dates:
Friday, October 15, 2021, 1:00 pm; register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkc-isrDsrG90YL06RZ9ecEPjibCrPPG1P
Monday, October 18, 2021, 10:00 am; register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduGopjkuH9TyF5Iv7hgC0Lx4ZSt5fIfx
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 4:00 pm; register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckde2uqT0vG9BKNTpbDa8zS6keQ-zHeXPv
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 9:00 am; register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArd–hqDMqG9QAPTt5_lelj9EnxOgaGPdl
Monday, October 25, 2021, 11:00 am; register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkcOyrpzkpHtwsGaVqbtQMRV7Y9j240nO6
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 2:00 pm; register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrdu2gqzIqHdfTPxXUcv2Pdw4A2ULniQ4C
The Technology Services website has instructional videos and guides on the use of the Data Management System, including the following topics: