The VCU Human Research Protection Program (IRB) Office will be closed for the holidays December 23, 2021 through January 2, 2022, and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. 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 problem, […]
As a reminder, the RAMS-IRB system will be patched tonight (12/9/2021) from approximately 6pm-11pm. Be sure to save your work before the system goes down. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to the summary of the changes below: Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your study or ORSP@vcu.edu if problems are encountered after […]
On Wednesday, September 15th, RAMS-IRB went offline to undergo a system upgrade. After it came back online yesterday, we identified an issue with the uploaded documents appearing as blank or not being able to be opened, and we are working to correct the issue and restore those documents. However, it is taking longer than anticipated. […]
The HRPP reminds all investigators and study teams that masking indoors has been reinstated throughout the University and remains in effect for health system facilities. Study teams remain responsible for following all applicable federal, state, local, and institutional public health requirements, regardless of the vaccination status of the participants or study team members. Here are a few examples of times […]
The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 6/18/2021 to align policies with the recent RAMS-IRB patch updates and are now available on the IRB’s website. Important Instructions and FAQ’s for studies that will use VCU Health patients, data, and/or facilities: What should I do if a Protocol Review Oversight Committee (PROC) has not […]
The RAMS-IRB patch today was completed successfully and is now back online. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to the document below. Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your study or ORSP@vcu.edu if problems are encountered.
The IRB’s Written Policies and Procedures (WPPs) were updated as of 4/15/2021 and are now available on the IRB’s website. Many of the updates were minor, such as adding new links to resources on state-mandated disease reporting, IRB guidance on cold calling and use of social media, and an IRB video about reconsenting children when they turn […]
The RAMS-IRB patch today was completed successfully and is now back online. For a description of what updates are included in this patch, please refer to: Please contact the assigned IRB coordinator for your study or ORSP@vcu.edu if problems are encountered.
The VCU Office of Research Subjects Protection invites members of the VCU and VCU Health research communities who are familiar with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to take an anonymous satisfaction survey. This annual satisfaction survey includes questions about the following topics: perceptions of the IRB, RAMS-IRB use, customer service provided by the ORSP […]
The Human Research Protections Program is seeking an IRB Analyst. Key responsibilities include: Conducting independent IRB review of exempt/expedited research and, as necessary, full board research, upon receipt of adequate training and experience; Serve as an educational resource for IRB members, investigators, research personnel, and students; Maintain and apply current knowledge of federal and state regulations, research/medical […]