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Human Subjects Research Regulation

  • Responsible Office: Office of Human Research Protection, Research and Innovation
  • Current Approved Version: 12/13/2019
  • Policy Type: Board of Visitors

Virginia Administrative Code

8VAC90-80-10. Scope.

This chapter applies to research involving human subjects conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University.

8VAC90-80-20. Federal Regulations Adopted.

Research conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University involving human subjects shall be conducted in accordance with 21 CFR Part 50 (May 30, 1980) and 56 (January 27, 1981), 45 CFR Part 46 (revised June 19, 2017 and amended on January 22, 2018 and June 19, 2018), and 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 (December 28, 2000) and any other applicable federal law or regulation.


Please see this regulation at the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website located at

Any questions concerning the interpretation of this policy should be directed to the Office of Human Research Protection Program at 804-828-0868.

Any questions related to the difference between a regulation and a university policy should be directed to the Integrity and Compliance Office at or 804-828-2336