Institutional Review Board (IRB), FWA00010976
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About the IRB

The IRB is part of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). The IRB reviews proposed human research studies to ensure compliance with federal (45 CFR 46) and state (22VAC40-890-10 et seq.) regulations. The IRB ensures the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of clients or staff involved as subjects in research. VDSS IRB review is required when the project involves research and human subjects. The proposed research could involve activities conducted or authorized by any of the following:

  • VDSS
  • Local departments of social services
  • VDSS-licensed facilities; or
  • VDSS-authorized contractors

Questions or IRB applications should be submitted to irb@dss.virginia.gov

Procedures

Forms

Resources and Reports

Results of Approved Projects

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