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.
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Learn which activities meet the definition of "research involving a human subject."
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See a list of human research policies and procedures.
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