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Research & Development Committee

The Research and Development Committee is responsible for all research activities within the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, whether funded or unfunded. The Committee is responsible for maintaining high standards throughout the Research & Development Program. These standards include, but are not limited to: assurance of the scientific quality of research projects, protection of human rights, laboratory safety, and welfare of animal subjects in research.

Research & Development Subcommittees

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The responsibility of the IACUC is to oversee use of animal subjects, including proposed and ongoing studies, as they relate to animal welfare laws, regulations, and policies. This oversight includes review of the appropriateness, quality and availability of the selected animal model, the humaneness and appropriateness of procedures and conditions surrounding animal subjects before and after the study, as well as the adequacy and availability of essential animal research facility support.

Learn more about the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Research Safety and Security Committee (SRSS Biosafety)

The SRS-IBC is responsible for coordinating the safety program in all designated research areas. It ensures that quarterly safety inspections are conducted, safety training is provided, accidents are reported and investigated, and safety questions are addressed in a timely manner. Employees are encouraged to notify any member of the SRS-IBC of unsafe conditions or other issues related to safety.

Learn more about the Research Safety and Security Committee (SRSS Biosafety).


Important R&D Committee Review Dates 2021

Submission Deadline Dates Meeting Dates
Submission Deadline Dates Jan. 21, 2021 Meeting Dates Feb. 4,2021
Submission Deadline Dates Feb. 18,2021 Meeting Dates March 4, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates March 18, 2021 Meeting Dates April 1, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates April 22, 2021 Meeting Dates May 6, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates May 20, 2021 Meeting Dates June 3, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates June 17, 2021 Meeting Dates July 1, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates July 22, 2021 Meeting Dates Aug. 5, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates Aug. 19, 2021 Meeting Dates Sept. 2, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates Sept. 23, 2021 Meeting Dates Oct. 7, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates Oct. 21,2021 Meeting Dates Nov. 4, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates Nov. 18, 2021 Meeting Dates Dec. 2, 2021
Submission Deadline Dates Dec. 23, 2021 Meeting Dates Jan. 6, 2022

For more information regarding the governance of R&D Committee, please reference the VHA Directive 1200.01 and/or contact our R&D Manager: