Research and Development Service - VA Portland HCS
Do you have a new grant or project? Don't forget to submit a PPQ to our office.
NEW! Use VAIRRS to submit project documents for committee review.
Clinical Research Resources
Information to help you navigate clinical Research at VAPORHCS.
Research and Development (R&D) Service
The VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) currently has over 150 investigators and more than 600 active protocols. In fiscal year 2021, VAPORHCS scientists were successful in competing for over $42 million in research grants from the VA, NIH, DOD and other sources. The VAPORHCS ranks in the top 6 among all VAs nationwide in total research funding. Research is conducted in a total of 98,000 square feet of wet and dry lab space that supports programs in basic science, clinical research, rehabilitation, health services, cooperative studies, epidemiology and outcomes research. Investigator initiated independent research programs represent the majority of research activities at the Portland VA. The established research programs reflect the special needs and interests of Veterans treated at this medical center. The VAPORHCS has been fortunate to receive several large grants that reflect the critical mass of scientists who have assembled here to investigate important diseases.
A Proposed Project Questionnaire (PPQ) must be submitted to our office at the time of grant submission. To initiate a PPQ please click here: PPQ
NEW! The VA Innovation and Research Review System (VAIRRS) is the VA's enterprise instance of IRBNet. VAIRRS will be used by all VA medical centers with research programs and will provide an enterprise platform to support the management of research oversight committees. The transition to this new online submission and review system began in October 2020. As of September 2021, all 106 VA research sites have been onboarded with the support of the Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education (ORPP&E). To access the new platform click here: VAIRRS
Information geared to help you navigate clinical Research at VAPORHCS. Please visit the clinical research resources webpage at: Clinical Research Resources
This web site is for research investigators and research staff at the VA Portland Health Care System.