Office of Research & Development

Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education (ORPP&E)

Molly Klote, MD

Welcome Molly Klote, MD
Director, ORPP&E
- Responsible for VHA human subjects research policy, education, and support to the VA central institutional review board (IRB).

Director's Quarterly Updates

Winter 2019 - A Conversation about Human Subjects Research in the VHA

Mission: Providing effective, compliant, and efficient human research protections policy, education, and ethical review to advance medical science across the VA.

Vision: Creating the model of effective, compliant, and efficient human subjects research protection policy, education, and multisite review in the US.

VA R&D National Personnel Directory - lists contact information for administrators throughout the VA R&D system.

What's New

2018 Common Rule and HRPP Tools

VHA Directive 1200.05 Requirements for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (January 7, 2019)

- Guidance for Submitting MOUs, MOAs, and other Written Agreements to ORD

- Instructions for Submitting VHA Directive 1200.02 Required Agreements to ORD

VA has signed a MOU with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Central IRB. VA is piloting the process for registration with the NCI Central IRB in a few VA facilities. Once the process is established, registration with the NCI Central IRB will be open to VA facilities participating in NCI studies. For more information contact Marisue Cody at

Final Rule Issued: Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (The Common Rule)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, have issued final revisions to the Common Rule. The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017.

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