As part of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at the University of Virginia, the Institutional Review Board for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (IRB-SBS) is the IRB responsible for reviewing all non-medical behavioral human research (studies which are considered medically non-invasive) for compliance with federally-mandated research guidelines. Review of human subjects research is required for funded and non-funded research and for research conducted by faculty, students, and all those under the purview of the University of Virginia.
Looking for the IRB-HSR (the IRB responsible for reviewing all medical human research)? Visit their website: https://research.virginia.edu/irb-hsr
ResearchMatch: Recruitment made easier! ResearchMatch is a free and secure tool that researchers use to invite Volunteers to take part in their health research studies. Please see the iTHRIV portal and ResearchMatch to learn more about it!
iProtocol has been updated with two new sections related to multi-institutional research. These are:
- New Section: IRB of Record (non-UVA Institution)
- New Section: non-UVA Institutions (in the United States)
- Student Support: Need Student Support? Drop in: Thursdays, 2-4PM, Room 227, Georges Student Center, 2nd Floor Clemons.
- International Research: Doing an international study? Check out our new International Research Data Source question in iProtocol as well as updated guidance on the GDPR and a new GDPR Informed Consent Addendum.
- Electronic Consent: Check out our updated guidance on Electronic Consent, electronic signatures, etc. In addition, check out our updated consent templates in Consent Templates.
- Delete an iProtocol: iProtocols in the Trash/Recycle Bin can be permanently deleted. See Move an iProtocol to Trash/Recycle Bin.
- Withdraw an iProtocol: iProtocol now allows you to request a withdrawal from review. See Withdraw an iProtocol.
- Move an iProtocol to Trash/Recycle Bin: iProtocol now allows you to sort protocols from the Protocol Management page to the Trash/Recycle Bin. See Move an iProtocol to Trash/Recycle Bin.
- Protocol History: iProtocol now displays a protocol's history. See Protocol History.
- Close an iProtocol: iProtocol now allows you to close your study. See Closing an iProtocol.