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Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

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Amazing work during a year of change

President Rao congratulates VCU faculty members for reaching a record $335 million in sponsored research funding in FY 2020, surpassing the previous year, by 8%.Watch video

The VCU Strategic Research Priorities Plan seeks to enrich the human experience and advance human health and well-being through exceptionally creative, collaborative and community-engaged research.


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RAMS Systems
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Find training opportunities for proposal submissions, human research protocol and more.
Policies and procedures
Keep informed of the latest laws, regulations, policies and university core values.
Institutes and centers
Learn how our institutes, centers and cores support collaborative research.
Research development
Learn how our team can support you throughout the research lifecycle.
Clinical and translational research
Learn how One VCU Clinical Research centralizes access to resources across the enterprise.

IRB Mythbusters blog

Learn the truth about common misconceptions in the realm of human subjects research. This month, our IRB experts address myths about conducting research during COVID-19. Check out the HRPP blog and sign up for the listserv to get mythbusting delivered to your inbox.

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