Skip to header Skip to main navigation Skip to main content Skip to footer

OVPRI Human Subject Research Protection Blog

The VCU Human Research Protection Program is dedicated to facilitating ethically and scientifically sound research through robust review of research projects and through effective education and outreach to the VCU research community.

Category results for: IRB Education and Training

Updated WPPs Available

The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 1/5/2022 and are now available on the IRB’s website. In accordance with WPP I-1, the HRPP completed a biennial review over the past six months of all the WPPs. See the Summary of Changes document below for more information about the revisions.

New: Training Sessions on Human Research Ancillary Reviews

The IRB isn’t the end-all-be-all of human research reviews. There are several other ancillary reviews that must be completed in conjunction with IRB review. Sign up for a special training session to learn all about human research ancillary reviews! Sessions will be held virtually using Zoom, on the following dates: Fri, Jan 28, 3pm-4pm ET […]

Data Management Plan Requirements – Presentation Available

The VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) recently conducted training on VCU’s new Data Management Plan requirement. Research studies utilizing Category 1 data are now required to have a Data Management Plan (DMP) from VCU’s Data Management System (DMS). This requirement, implemented by VCU’s Audit and Compliance Services, is being enforced for all studies submitted […]

IRB Mythbusters – Research with Children

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 research with children are addressed. View the attachment to see the newsletter, or read through the same content below. Access previous editions of IRB Mythbusters by visiting […]

Updated WPPs Available

WPP #: XVII-2 Subject Recruitment and Compensation was split into 2 policies due to the volume of content around each topic: WPP XVII-1 Research Participant Recruitment WPP XVII-2 Research Participant Compensation

Data Management Plan Requirements and Training

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 […]

Wright Center Consulting Hours – VIRTUAL (10/8/2021)

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the VCU Human Research Protection Program are pleased to offer open consulting hours. These open consulting hours will be hosted VIRTUALLY using Zoom. Consultants will be available to answer questions about: Appointments and Walk-ins: Biostatistics Community Engagement Funding, Grant writing IND/IDE/FDA regulations Informatics IRB (Human Subjects […]

Researcher Guidance for Using RAMS-IRB 9.0

On 9/15/2021, RAMS-IRB was updated to version 9.0, which resulted in significant changes to the look and feel of the system, specifically relating to navigation and the reviewer notes interface. This blog post compiles resources for researchers who need to navigate RAMS-IRB following the update. The VCU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has developed video […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Making Changes and Responding to Reviewer Notes

This video demonstrates for researchers and study staff how to locate, view, and respond to reviewer notes, and how to resubmit a study to the IRB after making changes. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Make Changes Requested by the IRB You can see more videos intended for researchers […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Managing Documents

This video demonstrates for researchers and study staff how to upload, update, and delete documents in RAMS-IRB. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Add, Remove, and Update Documents You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS researcher videos tag. You can see […]

Next Page »
View graphic versionView graphic version