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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 Members

RAMS-IRB Video: Finalizing a Review

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to finalize their reviews in RAMS-IRB, and view the finalized reviews of others. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Conduct Reviews gif guide. (See the Finalizing a Review section.) You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Viewing Changes

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to view changes made to a submission during a review. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to View Changes Made to a Submission. You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS reviewer videos tag. You can […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Viewing Documents

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to view and download documents, including accessing previous versions of documents. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Conduct Reviews gif guide. (See documents section.) You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS reviewer videos tag. […]

RAMS-IRB Video: Conducting Reviews

This video demonstrates for IRB reviewers how to view and navigate through studies, and demonstrates how to log and navigate reviewer notes. You can see this same topic covered in the Navigating RAMS-IRB to Conduct Reviews gif guide. You can see more videos intended for researchers about RAMS-IRB functions by browsing the RAMS reviewer videos […]

Research Recruitment Advertising and VCU Policy

The VCU HRPP would like to share the message below from Tom Klug with a reminder for investigators about one of VCU’s policies related to research recruitment advertising. Please direct any questions to the Division of University Relations: VCU Brand Identity Office at identity@vcu.edu University Relations and the Integrity and Compliance Office have recently updated the […]

Reminder about Masking Requirements for Research Participants

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 […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to View Changes Made to a Submission

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for IRB members who need to conduct reviews of changes that have been made to studies/submissions that are assigned to them at a meeting. This Gif Guide covers how to view changes to the SmartForm as well as changes to documents, and how to compare various versions of the […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Conduct Reviews

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for IRB members who need to conduct reviews of studies/submissions that are assigned to them at a meeting. This Gif Guide covers navigation of the SmartForm, logging reviewer notes, viewing documents, logging public/private comments, and finalizing reviews. To learn how to locate IRB meetings in RAMS-IRB, use this Gif […]

Navigating RAMS-IRB to Locate Your Meeting Attendance

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for IRB members who wish to locate a history of the meetings they have attended. This may be important for tracking performance and ensuring that you have attended enough meetings to satisfy the requirements for being an IRB member. You can access more RAMS Gif Guides by using the […]

Navigating IRB Meeting Workspaces

This RAMS Gif Guide is intended for IRB members who need to navigate a meeting workspace in order to confirm or decline attendance, view agendas, and access studies on a meeting’s agenda. This is done after a specific meeting is selected in RAMS-IRB. Finding and selecting a specific meeting in RAMS-IRB is covered in a […]

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