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Office of Research Oversight

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Human Research Protections

The ORO Human Research Protections (HRP) Workgroup’s oversight activities are designed to foster VA medical facility adherence to laws, regulations, and polices governing research involving human subjects and strengthen protections for human research subjects.  To accomplish this, the HRP Workgroup conducts proactive evaluations of VA medical facility Human Research Protection Programs; investigates, or provides oversight of investigations into, suspected lapses in the protection of human research subjects; and provides oversight of VA medical facility efforts to remediate serious or continuing noncompliance involving human subjects research. 

You can email ORO for human subjects research related matters at:

Human Research Protection Program
Research and Development Committee
Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and IRB Roster Updates

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2023 PRIM&R AER Conference

Power Point Slides for the PRIM&R AER Conference, December 6, 2023.
A Dialogue With the VA, Karen Jeans, Ph.D., CCRN, CIP; Molly Klote, MD; Kristina Borror, Ph.D.