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News and announcements released by WVU OHRP and the WVU IRBs

Updated REDCap eConsent Templates

The WVU OHRP has developed and released new eConsent templates for REDCap. The eConsent templates have been updated to remove the permission to use email language, are separated by use type (remote or in-person), and include updated descriptions to allow study teams to more readily identify which template is most appropriate for their study.

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Updated eIC Worksheet Now Available

The electronic informed consent worksheet, required for all expedited and full board protocols, as well as exempt, NHSR, and flex submissions with PHI has been updated and consolidated. There is now one worksheet option, regardless of protocol type. Please visit the WVU OHRP Forms page to download the most up-to-date version of the document. For questions or concerns, please email

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New Semester – New Education/Support Opportunity

The WVU Office of Human Research Protections is offering Office Hours via Zoom to provide support to the research community. Investigators, research staff, and/or students are encouraged to drop into these sessions at their convenience with questions about ongoing research, developing research projects, the WVU+kc system, general IRB considerations, etc. A variety of staff from OHRP will be available to answer questions and provide support. Contact Kasandra Lambert for questions. Stay up to date by visiting the OHRP calendar periodically and keep an eye out for email reminders from the WVU+kc users listserv.

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New University Requirement for Data Protection

To ensure compliance with the many regulations that govern our vital research efforts, all University-affiliated researchers will soon need to complete a Data Protection Request Form to ensure projects have appropriate data security plans in place. This new University requirement will be in effect on Monday, Oct 11th, for all INITIAL IRB protocol submissions and data agreement requests requiring approval from the Office of Sponsored Programs.  

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