Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

UVA’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The research community at the University of Virginia (UVA) recognizes the immense contribution that human subjects provide the research initiative. The Human Research Protection Program advocates for human subjects in research by working in concert with UVA researchers to ensure that they have the education and tools they need to work ethically with participants in their research studies. At the helm of this initiative, UVA’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM) offices work with the other HRPP partner offices to ensure that compliance with federal regulations and ethical principles create research environments that are proactively protecting participants as researchers achieve their research goals.

In order to facilitate the accurate and efficient review of research protocols, the Human Research Protection Program includes two Institutional Review Board offices: the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research (IRB-HSR) and the Institutional Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences (IRB-SBS). The IRB-HSR reviews medical studies while the IRB-SBS reviews studies from the social and behavioral sciences.

IRB-HSR

The Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research (IRB-HSR) is responsible for reviewing all medically related research involving human subjects conducted by UVA faculty, employees and students.

The IRB-HSR also serves as the HIPAA Privacy Board for research involving Protected Health Information (PHI).

IRB-SBS

The Institutional Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences (IRB-SBS) is responsible for reviewing all human subjects research in the social and behavioral sciences conducted by UVA faculty, employees and students.

PAM

The Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) and Education program has three goals:

  1. Enhance protection of research subjects
  2. Enhance quality of research data
  3. Enhancement of the education program

Post-approval monitoring is done by staff within the office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) in accordance with their Standard Operating Procedures.

Last Modified: Wednesday, 02-Aug-2017 10:37:58 EDT