The ORO Regional Offices conduct onsite Routine or For Cause reviews of the Research and Development Committee (R&DC) Oversight Program and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) in all VHA research facilities and provide technical assistance as needed. The Regional Offices receive and monitor the remediation of non-compliance in human research and R&DC oversight program. The primary focus of the Regional Office oversight is to assist VHA research programs to ensure the protection of human subjects participating in research and the effective oversight of the research programs by the R&DC.
You can email the ORO Regional Office staff at:
|VISNs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5||VHANortheastRegionalOfficeofResearchOversight@va.gov|
|Except: Bedford, Togus, Manchester||OROWesternRegion@va.gov|
|VISNs 6, 7, 8, 16||ATGOROSRO@va.gov|
|VISNs 9,10, 11,12,15||MidwestORO@va.gov|
|Except Hines VAMC, J A Lovell FHCC||VHANortheastRegionalOfficeofResearchOversight@va.gov|
|VISNs 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23||OROWesternRegion@va.gov|
|Except: Las Vegas, Loma Linda||MidwestORO@va.gov|
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is updated annually. Browse these websites annually for changes.
The FDA regulations on human subject protection are in 2 parts:
Guidance from the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects: Do You Have What It Takes To Be An IRB Community Member