Human Research Protection Program/Institutional Review Board
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.
Don't submit until you're ready. There are several ancillary reviews and processes that are required for different kinds of research that should take place before the IRB review. Use the Human research quick start guide* to develop a personalized list of ancillary requirements for your research.
*The human research quick start guide is a REDCap-based tool. Users make selections in the tool to describe aspects of their project, and the tool will generate a list of links, suggestions, and contacts to help get a research project off the ground and ready for IRB review! This list can be saved as a PDF and referenced again later.
See this HRPP blog post for important information about managing your IRB study during the COVID-19 pandemic and what investigators should do in various situations.
Request a consultation
To support faculty and student researchers in navigating the IRB process, the VCU HRPP offers specialized, one-on-one IRB assistance via our consultation program. Available consultation types include pre-submission consultations, reliance consultations, and Post-Approval Monitoring and Quality Improvement (PAMQuIP) consultations. More consultation types will be added as we expand our consultation program.
Click the "Schedule a consultation" button to request an appointment today!
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You can also stay in touch with us through our blog, where we post announcements, events and educational resources.
Schedule a consultation with IRB staff
Questions related to IRB submissions
Questions related to single IRB, reliance agreements and/or external IRBs
Questions related to IRB education offerings
Questions related to Post-Approval Monitoring and Quality Improvement (PAMQuIP)
For individual staff email addresses
See Contact us page for staff directory