Office of Research Oversight
Policy and Education Program
A primary focus of ORO’s Policy and Education Program (P&E) is the education and support of facility Research Compliance Officers (RCOs). P&E performs remote and on-site assessments of RCO auditing programs, provides tailored technical assistance to RCOs, and identifies good practices for performing and reporting required audits. P&E provides national teleconferences for RCOs and self-study guides for new RCOs regarding VA policy. P&E also updates ORO’s RCO auditing requirements.
You can email the P&E staff at OROPE@va.gov.
Attention VA RCOs:
Research Compliance Officer Reference Materials and Tools are located on ORO's Research Compliance and Technical Assistance SharePoint Site.
2022 PRIM&R AER Conference
Power Point Slides for the PRIM&R AER Conference December 12, 2022: A Dialogue with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): A Federal Agency's Challenges and Solutions in Working with External IRBs to Facilitate Implementation of the Cooperative Research Provisions.Kristina Borror, Elizabeth Clark, Karen Jeans, and Don Workman.