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Office of Research Oversight


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VETERANS, FAMILIES OF VETERANS, RESEARCH SUBJECTS: A link to the VHA VISN map is available under Resources on the right side of this page to assist you if you do not know to which VISN your medical facility belongs.  You may also call our toll free complaint line at 1-877-343-6562 or call 202-632-7620 to speak to an ORO staff member.

eMail-ORO provides a way to communicate easily and effectively with ORO workgroups.  eMail-ORO supplements, but does not replace, other modes of communicating with ORO, such as telephone  calls, emails to individual ORO staff, etc.  Use the following links to communicate with ORO about:

Human Research Protection Programs (HRPPs) and Research and Development Committee Oversight Programs (RDCPs) at Facilities in the following Veterans Integrated Support Networks (VISNs):

  Northeast Regional Office
VISNs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Except: Bedford 
  Southern Regional Office
VISNs 6, 7, 8, 16
Except Atlanta
  Midwest Regional Office
VISNs 9,10, 11,12,15
Except Hines VAMC, J A Lovell FHCC
  Western Regional Office
VISNs 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Except: Loma Linda


Research Safety and Animal Welfare (RSAW) Programs:

Research Information Security Program (RISP):

Research Compliance Education and Policy (RCEP) including changes in Research Compliance Officers:

Research Misconduct:

Human Research Program changes: 

Changes in Federalwide Assurances (FWAs), IRB membership, and IRB MOU issues
Changes in Accreditation Status