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Human Research Protection program

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Virginia Tech’s Human Research Protections program, housed in the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, is designed to support researchers in meeting their ethical and regulatory responsibilities to human research participants.

The program has oversight of human subjects research, supports, and oversees the Institutional Review Board. Virginia Tech has a Federalwide Assurance, which reflects the commitment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and complies with the requirements of the regulations for the protection of human subjects in research ( 45 CFR part 46, also known as the Common Rule).

Virginia Tech’s Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Information

FWA Number:

IRB Organization Number:

IRB #1 (Regular IRB) Registration Number:

IRB #2 (Emergency IRB) Registration Number:

Institutional Official:
Daniel Sui, senior vice president, Research and Innovation


  • May 5, 2022 - The Division of Information Technology released information and guidance about the transition to QuestionPro.  As previously announced, the university is ending its license with Qualtrics on May 31, 2022.  After this date researchers without a license will be unable to access the software and will lose access to any data stored in the software. See the update from the Division of Information Technology for more information on licensing and training options.
  • Feb. 4, 2022 - Qualtrics to QuestionPro Transition
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Virtual office hours

Human Research Protection program staff are available to consult with researchers during virtual office hours via Zoom.

When: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

*Note - There will not be office hours for Wednesday, June 1.

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