Office of Research & Development

ORD Policies and Guidance Documents

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Policy Documents

For VHA Handbooks and Directives please go to the VHA Publications website

Guidance Documents


Federal Regulations

Good Clinical Practice

Guiding Principles


Public Access

Investigators must make available to the public all peer-reviewed publications reporting the results of ORD-funded research without restriction...Learn more

Publication Notification Requirements

VA investigators or their local research offices are required, per VHA Handbook 1200.19, to notify VHA Research Communications of all scientific publications or presentations, upon acceptance. Read about the notification process.

Declaration of VA Research Principles

This poster describes how VA commits to conducting ethical human research, and is a reminder that everyone in VA is responsible for making sure these principles are followed as a top priority. Download (942 KB, PDF)

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