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Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Human Research Protection Program/Institutional Review Board

Full Acreditation AAHRPP Seal [View Image]The OVPRI Human Research Protection Program provides guidance and resources for researchers and IRB members at Virginia Commonwealth University.

We review all research involving human participants to facilitate the conduct of ethical research and ensure compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations. 

How do I know if I need IRB review?
Learn which activities meet the definition of "research involving a human subject."
How do I get started?
Learn how to get started with the IRB review process.
What policies do I need to follow?
See a list of human research policies and procedures.

IRBNews listserv and HRPP blog

Subscribe to our listserv, IRBNews. The listserv is a place to share information, ask questions about theory or practice and find out how others have solved the problem you are facing. We also use the listserv to get information out to the research community. You can also stay in touch with us through our blog, where we post announcements, events and educational resources.

Contact us

General questions
(804) 828-0868

Questions related to IRB submissions

Questions related to single IRB, reliance agreements and/or external IRBs

For individual staff email addresses
See Contact us page for staff directory


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