Updates

AAHRPP Accreditation Announcement

The WVU Office of Research Integrity and Compliance is pleased to announce that the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) has achieved full reaccreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP).  This accreditation has been maintained by the HRPP at WVU since 2008.  The WVU HRPP hosted the AAHRPP Site auditors during March 2016 and received full reaccreditation on September 19, 2016 following a lengthy review process. 

Reaccreditation was determined after reviewing substantial evidence of adherence to policies, procedures, and practices established by the WVU HRPP.  AAHRPP reaccreditation is a continued affirmation of the Institution’s commitment to protecting research participants. That commitment resonates not only with participants but also with researchers, sponsors, government agencies, and the general public.  We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to those that contributed to obtaining this reaccreditation.  

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Special Account Login ID Request for Non-affiliated KC Users

You can request a short-term login for a WVU-sponsored guest to gain WVU+kc access to complete or view an IRB protocol.

The process has changed--if you need a login account, please complete the Login Account Request for Visitors, Guests, Consultants, and Other Non-Employees. Instructions are posted on the request page:

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Change of Administrative IRB Fees

The WVU research office leadership has made a change in initial administrative review fee, charged by the WVU IRB.  The charges will be applied to research protocols that have  industry or private funding, and have used a private IRB for review.  Initial submission fees have increased from $750 to $1,000.  There has been no change in fees for the WVU IRB review of renewals or amendments for these types of research protocols.

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New IACUC Chair

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance and the WVU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee would like to announce the appointment of a new Chairperson, Dr. Matt Wilson.  Dr. Wilson is a Professor in the Davis College Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences and has been with the University for 16 years.  Eight of those years he served on the WVU IACUC during which he served as Vice Chair for the last three.

Dr. Wilson is looking forward to promoting a positive working relationship between the IACUC and all animal users.  Town hall meetings will be scheduled in the near future so Principal Investigators can get to know him and so he can get to know more of the animal users at WVU.

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WVU Receives AAALAC International Accreditation

The WVU Animal Care and Use program is proud to announce that the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Food Animal Research Facility have been accredited by AAALAC International as of October 28, 2016.  AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment of animal care programs at institutions all over the world.  Accreditation by AAALAC International demonstrates an institutions commitment to responsible animal care and use for the advancement of medicine and science when there are no non-animal alternatives in an ethical and humane way.

The AAALAC International accreditation number for WVU is 1646 and a link to the accreditation letter can be found on the main WVU Animal Care and Use page.  We would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who worked on attaining this goal by contributing time, energy, and expertise during the process of preparing the accreditation application.

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