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Human Research Protection Program

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

The HRPP is responsible for the administration and oversight of human subjects research and supports and oversees the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Virginia Tech has a Federalwide Assurance (FWA), which reflects the commitment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that we will comply with the requirements in the HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects in research in the code of federal regulations at 45 CFR part 46, also known as the Common Rule.

Virginia Tech’s Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Information

FWA Number:
FWA00000572

IRB Organization Number:
IORG0000389

IRB #1 (Regular IRB) Registration Number:
IRB00000667

IRB #2 (Emergency IRB) Registration Number:
IRB00012524

Institutional Official:
Dr. Daniel Sui

Recent Updates

  • May 5, 2022 - The Division of Information Technology has released new 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.  Please 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 on their research projects. Virtual office hours are available if you have questions regarding your submission via Zoom every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., unless otherwise stated.

* Note - there will not be virtual office hours on Wednesday, May 18.

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