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Working with the VA Central IRB


by Annette Anderson, MS ; Stephen Bartlett, RPh, MSPH ; Lynn Cates, MD ; Robert Hierholzer, MD
Seminar date: 11/7/2012

Description: A discussion with the VA Central IRB Co-Chairs and Administrator about the requirements for submitting a study for review by the VA Central IRB, particularly in regard to HSR&D and QUERI studies. This session will cover the general criteria for sending a study to the VA Central IRB including engagement in human research, as well as some issues seen in HSR&D and QUERI submissions that can lead to delays in the IRB review process. The session also will provide an opportunity for an open dialogue between investigators and the IRB. The VA Central IRB welcomes suggestions about how the overall VA Central IRB experience can be improved for investigators.

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