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PRMC submission process (for investigators only)

All cancer-related clinical research proposals must be submitted to the VCU Massey Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) prior to submission to the Institutional Review Board.

Investigator-initiated trial (IIT) concepts that require the use of the Massey Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office resources must be submitted to the Massey Cancer Center Clinical Trial Concept Review Committee (CTCRC) for approval prior to PRMC submission.

For questions regarding CTCRC submissions, please contact Martha Wellons at mwellons@vcu.edu.

Prior to submitting a protocol, investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss study design and statistical analysis with a member of Massey's Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility. Massey biostatistician input is mandatory for all Massey investigator-initiated trials with therapeutic intervention and supportive care intent.

Submission instructions

The PRMC requires three documents:

  1. The final protocol (drafts are not acceptable)
  2. The informed consent document(s). The Protocol Submission Form [pdf].  Use these instructions [pdf] for completing the Submission Form. 

Send the completed PRMC Protocol Submission Form, final protocol and informed consent document(s) to the PRMC at masseyprms@vcu.edu.

For questions regarding PRMC submission, please contact the PRMC coordinator at (804) 628-8480.