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Office of Research Oversight

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ORO Checklists and Audit Tools


Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Checklist

Research and Development Committee (RDC) Checklist

Investigational Pharmacy Checklist

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Checklist

  • This checklist is a tool to help initiate an MOU with another institution for the use of the IRB and related research services.


Research Information Security

ORO Research Information Security Checklist

Checklist for Reviewing Privacy, Confidentiality and Information Security in Research

  • This checklist was designed to assist Privacy Officers and Information Security Officers in their review of VHA research protocols.  Please also see the accompanying Instructions for Use and Research Checklist Memorandum.  Please note that the use of this Checklist is highly encouraged but not mandatory.


Research Safety and Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Checklist

Guidance Checklist for Research Safety

Security Checklist for BSL-1 and BSL-2 Laboratories

Security Checklist for BSL-3 Laboratories


Research Compliance and Technical Assistance

Research Compliance Officer (RCO) Checklist

2014-2015 Guidance Regarding RCO Audit and Training Requirements 

2014-2015 Animal Welfare Audit Tool 

2014-2015 Informed Consent Audit Tool 

2014-2015 Research Safety Audit Tool 

2014-2015 HRPP Audit Tool 


Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct Checklists