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Radiation Review Changes

Jun. 8, 2016—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...

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e-Consent

Apr. 17, 2015—e-Consent is here!  CLICK HERE for frequently asked questions.  Template language is available for the application on our “template language” page.

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NIH Data Sharing Policy

Mar. 5, 2015—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...

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Protection of Minors

Jan. 14, 2015—Did you know… There is specific training available on Protection of Minors, for interacting with minors on behalf of Vanderbilt?

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Privacy and Security Information

Aug. 29, 2014—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.

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Approval Materials – Stamping

Sep. 20, 2013—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.

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Did you know…

Aug. 14, 2013—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.  

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Did you know…

Jul. 8, 2013—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.  

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ICD packaging

Apr. 11, 2013—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.

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Did you know…

Jan. 31, 2013—The VHRPP has a tool kit for Investigators and Key Study Personnel.  CLICK HERE or you can locate it under the forms tab.

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