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Project and Award Quad Chart Guidelines

Project and Career Award Quad Charts are requested in order to provide HSR&D and ORD with a concise, informative description of the research progress and activities for each funded project and career award. ORD requires that all funded PIs and Awardees prepare and submit a one-page quad chart on their respective projects or awards. The quad chart presents a brief snapshot of the study across four quadrants of a single PowerPoint slide (see template). Quad Charts are used for a variety of planning and communication purposes. They are shared with ORD leaders for review and discussion as well as at cross-agency reviews. Quad Charts need to be submitted to the JIT system prior to funding and to the ART Website (http://art.puget-sound.med.va.gov --- This site is available on the intranet only. If you have intranet access, copy and paste the URL into your browser.) at the time the Final Report are due. See links for the HSR&D template and instructions regarding content, format, and the process for submitting Quad Charts. Note that for the Final Quad Chart, edit the chart on file in the ART system; do not use charts previously saved outside of the ART system as uploading the file may overwrite changes made by Central Office. After the chart is submitted, the Scientific Program Manager for the project will review and approve it.