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Research professionals

Learn more about doing research at VA Pittsburgh, including required forms and how to apply.

Information for research professionals

Welcome to the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Research Office website for Research Professionals. This site is dedicated to individuals who are interested in conducting research at VAPHS, research staff, and those serving on our research committees. Here you can find information related to the various types of research we conduct, including forms, standard operating procedures and checklists.

VA Pittsburgh Research Annual Report

Please download the 2019 VA Pittsburgh Research Annual Report to learn more about the most recent research programs and findings.

Notifications of research publications and publicity

If you are a VAPHS Investigator, remember that you are required to notify the VAPHS Research Office upon receipt of initial notice of all accepted publications, and initial notice of anticipated/scheduled presentations, media/interviews, or other professional activities related to VA research to ensure that the contributions of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) are appropriately acknowledged and publicly disclosed.

VAPHS Investigators should use the VAPHS Research Publicity Form to notify the Research Office and fulfill this requirement.

A guidance has been created with information and instructions related to sending notifications, please  review this guidance document and submit all notifications of research publicity forms to

Research office building

Doing research with us

New to research at VA Pittsburgh?

Apply as a new researcher
Apply for a research position at VA Pittsburgh, and learn how to submit your research project for review.

Complete requirements for employment, credentialing, and training
Find forms and other requirements for starting your new position at VA Pittsburgh.

Doing research at VA Pittsburgh

Find forms and general information
Explore a complete list of forms and resources for conducting research at VA Pittsburgh. 

Learn about research safety and security
Find information about submitting your research for safety review, and our special requirements for using radiation or human and animal subjects.

Serving on a research review committee

Find information and forms for committee members
Find guidelines, required forms, and other information for members of research review committees.

Sharing your research

As a VAPHS Investigator, you're required to notify the VAPHS Research Office when you have publications accepted and when you schedule (or anticipate scheduling) presentations, interviews or media appearances, or other professional activities related to VA research. This helps VA ensure that all research activities are appropriately acknowledged and publicly disclosed.

Download the VA Pittsburgh Research Publicity Form
Submit completed publicity forms to as official notification of publications or professional activities related to your research.

Learn more about our requirements for publishing research
Find out if our requirements apply to your kind of research, and our process for submitting notification through the publicity office.