ORO Checklists and Audit Tools - Office of Research Oversight
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ORO Checklists and Audit Tools



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.

ORO VHA Directive 1200.05 Checklist (June 2019)

  • This Checklist is provided to assist facilities in ensuring compliance with VA human subjects research requirements.  Facilities may use this checklist in whatever measure will benefit their Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  Please note that the requirements do not include references to 38 CFR 16 (the “Common Rule”) are generally VA specific requirements.  ORO recommends that particular attention be paid to these items if not already familiar with them.  Links to both the pre-2018 Common Rule and the 2018 Common Rule are provided.



Research Information Security

ORO Research Information Security Checklist (July 2019)



Research Safety and Animal Welfare




Research Compliance and Technical Assistance

Research Compliance Officer (RCO) Checklist

2020-21 ORO Guidance for RCO Research Audit and Training Requirements

2020-21 Animal Welfare Audit Tool

2020-21 Informed Consent Audit Tool

2020-21 Research Safety Audit Tool

2020-21 HRPP Audit Tool


Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct Checklists