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IRB Mythbusters – Social Media Recruitment

The VCU Human Research Protection Program presents IRB Mythbusters — a periodic newsletter clarifying common misconceptions about conducting human research and the IRB!  In this issue, “myths” surrounding social media recruitment are addressed. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting the “mythbusters” tag on our blog. MYTH #1: If I have an approved physical […]

Wright Center Consulting Hours — VIRTUAL (2/22/2021)

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, in collaboration with the VCU Human Research Protection Program, are pleased to offer virtual open consulting hours. These open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom. The consulting hours will include the following consultants: Biostatistics Informatics IRB IND/IDE/FDA Research Library Services Research Navigator Recruitment Specialist Consultants […]

IRB Mythbusters – Exempt Research

The VCU Human Research Protection Program presents IRB Mythbusters — a periodic newsletter clarifying common misconceptions about conducting human research and the IRB!  In this issue, “myths” surrounding exempt research are addressed. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting the “mythbusters” tag on our blog. MYTH #1: If my study is “exempt,” that means […]

IRB Mythbusters – Interacting With the IRB

The VCU Human Research Protection Program presents IRB Mythbusters — a periodic newsletter clarifying common misconceptions about conducting human research and the IRB!  In this issue, “myths” surrounding interacting with the IRB are addressed. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting the “mythbusters” tag on our blog. MYTH #1: The IRB is a bureaucratic […]

Wright Center to Host Community Engaged Research Seminars

Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research introduces a new three-part seminar series to train early career faculty and researchers in community engaged research. The series hopes to increase the number of VCU junior faculty and researchers who comprehend CEnR and apply CEnR principles to their research. Attendees will be able to: explain and recognize […]

IRB Mythbusters – Conducting Research During COVID-19

The VCU Human Research Protection Program presents IRB Mythbusters — a periodic newsletter clarifying common misconceptions about conducting human research and the IRB!  In this issue, “myths” surrounding conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic are addressed. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting the “mythbusters” tag on our blog. MYTH #1:  All electronic consent […]

Updated WPPs Available

The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 10/30/2020 and are now available on the IRB’s website. Links throughout the document were corrected and cross-linked. Clarification was added to 3 WPPs about how the IRB reviews corrective actions or substantive changes that occur in response to an unanticipated problem – in particular changes […]

Training for NEW WIRB Electronic Submission System: WCG IRB Connexus

WIRB has announced the rollout of their new electronic submission system WCG IRB Connexus.  Training will be held on Tuesday November 10th at 10am.  Please ensure that a member of the study team either attends the training or reviews the recorded session prior to initiating registration in the new Connexus system. Study teams should continue to use […]

Wright Center Consulting Hours — VIRTUAL (11/11/2020)

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, in collaboration with the VCU Human Research Protection Program, are pleased to offer consulting hours. These open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, November 11th. The following consultants will be present: IRB, Research Navigation, Informatics, Biostatistics, and Recruitment Specialist. […]

IRB Mythbusters: Over-Enrollment and Study Expirations

The VCU Human Research Protection Program presents IRB Mythbusters — a periodic newsletter clarifying common misconceptions about conducting human research and the IRB!  In this issue, “myths” surrounding over-enrollment of research participants and study expirations are addressed.  MYTH #1: Enrolling more participants in a study than the IRB approved in my research plan is okay; […]

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