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VA Central IRB: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Below are the most current versions of the VA Central IRB Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These SOPs will be updated as changes occur. Guidance on incorporating VA Central IRB policies and procedures into local VA facilities that use the VA Central IRB can be found in Policies and Procedures.

Where applicable, VA Central IRB forms are attached to the SOPs for reference only in conjunction with that specific SOP. To download a VA Central IRB form, please reference VA Central IRB forms.

Any comments concerning these SOPs can be forwarded to the VA Central IRB e-mail address at

NOTE (1/7/2019): Updated SOPs are pending revision

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
SOP TitleFile sizeRevision Date
100Veterans Health Administration Central Office (VHACO) Human Research Protection Program Overview and Structure408KBJanuary 21, 2019
103New Project Application Requirements516KBJanuary 28, 2019
106Amendments, Modifications, Updates and Requests for Protocol Exceptions369KBJanuary 21, 2019

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