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Office of Research Oversight


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Human Research Protections

VHA is a leading organization in conducting human subjects research, and ORO is charged with ensuring the protection of research subjects who volunteer for participation.  ORO conducts Combined Program Reviews, Focused Reviews, For-Cause Reviews, and provides Technical Assistance at VHA research facilities with Human Research Protection Programs (HRPP).  In addition, the ORO Human Research Protection Workgroup monitors the remediation of non-compliance with HRPP requirements and ethical principles.

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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