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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 […]

New Recruitment Guidance Available: Social Media and Cold Calling

The VCU Human Research Protection Program is pleased to offer two new guidance documents to the research community. VCU IRB’s guidance to researchers on cold calling recruitment methods offers guidance on using “cold calling” for recruitment efforts. It defines “cold calling,” explains when cold calling should and should not be used, and discusses best practices […]

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 […]

Investigator Responsibilities Regarding COVID during the VCU Winter Closure

Dear Members of the VCU Research Community, As we approach the VCU Winter Closure, the HRPP and IRB would like to thank the research community for their collaboration with us this year. We faced some new challenges, and we are proud that we worked together to facilitate research that benefits our patients, students, and community. […]

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 […]

2020 WINTER CLOSING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The VCU Human Research Protection Program (IRB) Office will be closed for the holidays December 19, 2020 through January 3, 2021, and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.    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 […]

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 […]

VCU Human Research Protection Program Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Holiday The Human Research Protection Program (IRB) office will be closed for Thanksgiving beginning at noon on Wednesday, 11/25/20 and will reopen on Monday, 11/30/20. 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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