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Radiation Review Changes

Changes to studies that involve radiation exposure for research purposes:  The process for IRB review of submissions which involve radiation exposure for research purposes has changed.  The change is being implemented with the goal of streamlining the review process while maintaining protections for research participants.  Beginning on April 1, 2016, review of submissions involving radiation…

Posted on June 8, 2016 in Blog & General Announcements


e-Consent is here!  CLICK HERE for frequently asked questions.  Template language is available for the application on our “template language” page.

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Blog & General Announcements

NIH Data Sharing Policy

NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy The NIH recently announced the final Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy which becomes effective January 25, 2015.  This policy sets forth new expectations to ensure “broad and responsible sharing of genomic research data.” The GDS Policy applies to all NIH-funded research that generates large-scale human or non-human genomic data…

Posted on March 5, 2015 in Blog & General Announcements

Protection of Minors

Did you know… There is specific training available on Protection of Minors, for interacting with minors on behalf of Vanderbilt?

Posted on January 14, 2015 in Blog & General Announcements

Privacy and Security Information

We have added to our Standard and Expedited Applications information related to the new policy on Cloud Computing and Storage.  More information can be found on theInformation Privacy and Security Website.

Posted on August 29, 2014 in Blog & General Announcements

New Review Process

NEW:  Effective Friday, September 20, 2013, we will initiate a new process for review of expedited amendments, adverse events, and non-compliances (NCP).  Electronic signature stamps from the Committee Chair or designee indicating approval for these submissions will now be placed at the bottom of amendment, AE, and NCP forms.  Please ensure that your amendment, AE,…

Posted on October 9, 2013 in Blog & General Announcements, , ,

Approval Materials – Stamping

Effective Friday, August 16, 2013, we will be stamping the approval date on all materials (e.g., ads, applications, supplemental information, etc.) that go to Committee for review, once approved.  Protocols and Investigator’s Brochures will not be stamped since these documents are always the sponsor’s confidential information but will be referenced in the final approval letter.

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Blog & General Announcements

Did you know…

We have a NEW Application? The Grant Review Application will replace all new Umbrella requests in order to better meet the needs of our granting agencies.  Please continue to use the Umbrella Continuing Review Form for existing Umbrellas.  

Posted on August 14, 2013 in Blog & General Announcements, Tip of the Week, , ,

Did you know…

We have a VISION statement? Our VISION:  Generating investment in the Vanderbilt University Human Research Protection Program through collaboration, innovation, and setting standards of excellence.  

Posted on July 8, 2013 in Blog & General Announcements, Tip of the Week

ICD packaging

Effective 02/18/2013, you will see changes to your currently approved documents region within DISCOVR-E.  VHRPP will no longer package ICDs or recruitment materials. Instead you will see each approved document displayed individually.  Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions at 322-2918.

Posted on April 11, 2013 in Blog & General Announcements