ORO Publications and Guidance - Office of Research Oversight
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ORO Publications and Guidance

ORO Publications

VHA Directive 1058Responsibilities of the Office of Research Oversight (Mar 2017)

VHA Directive 1058.01Research Compliance Reporting Requirements (Oct 2020)

VHA Directive 1058.02Research Misconduct (Jul 2020)

VHA Directive 1058.03Assurance Protection for Human Subjects Research (Sep 2020)

VHA Directive 1058.04Debarments and Suspensions Based on Impropriety in VA Research (Nov 2019)

VHA Handbook 1058.05: VHA Handbook 1058.05 ("VHA Operations Activities That May Constitute Research") dated October 28, 2011, was rescinded on January 4, 2019.  Related content was incorporated into VHA Office of Research & Development Program Guide 1200.21 ("VHA Operations Activities That May Constitute Research"), dated January 9, 2019.   This Program Guide may be accessed at https://www.research.va.gov/resources/policies/handbooks.cfm.  Similar to the content previously included in the rescinded Handbook, the Program Guide continues to provide guidance on when an operations activity may also constitute research (which could necessitate obtaining approvals from VA research oversight committees (e.g., Institutional Review Boards).  Questions regarding VHA Office of Research & Development Program Guide 1200.21 should be referred to the VHA Office of Research & Development (email: VHACOORDRegulatory@va.gov).

VHA Handbook 1058.06: VHA Handbook 1058.06 ("Research Conducted by Employees of VHA Program Offices") dated October 28, 2011, was rescinded upon issuance of VHA Directive 1200.05 ("Requirements for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research") on January 7, 2019.  Related content was incorporated into Appendix C of VHA Directive 1200.05, which can be accessed at:  https://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=8171.  Questions regarding VHA Directive 1200.05 should be referred to the VHA Office of Research & Development (email: VHACOORDRegulatory@va.gov).

ORO Guidance

Other Publications and Guidance

VHA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Policies and Guidance

  • NOTE: For specific guidance on data management and access plans (DMAPs) for research funded by ORD, please visit the ORD Funding Webpage.