HRPP policies and guidance

HRPP Toolkit

The HRPP Toolkit library is a set of documents primarily for use and reference by the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), IRB staff, and IRB members. The research community is encouraged to review the documents that may pertain to their studies, including the standard operating procedures for consent processes and documentation (HRP-090, HRP-091).

A compiled pdf version of the entire HRPP Toolkit is available upon request. Reach out to to request the compiled pdf.

Use the Human research quick start guide tool for a customized list of resources to assist with your IRB submission.

Submit your study to the IRB/HRPP through RAMS-IRB.

Contact for any questions related to IRB submissions.  For general information, please contact the Human Research Protection Program at or (804) 828-0868. To directly contact the HRPP staff see the Contact us page for the staff directory.

Guidance to investigators using or planning to use Juul products in their research
As of July 5, 2022, Juul products are not allowed to be marketed or sold in the US. This will impact investigators using or planning to use Juul products in their research. These investigators should read the guidance document and take appropriate action based on the document.


Special guidance

Conflict of interest requirements

The term “conflict of interest” refers to situations where financial or other personal considerations may directly and significantly affect, or have the appearance of directly and significantly affecting, a researcher’s professional judgment in research conduct. Unaddressed conflicts of interest impact research integrity of the investigator and the university.