The VA Innovation and Research Review System (VAIRRS) is the VA's enterprise instance of IRBNet. VAIRRS will be used by all VA medical centers with research programs and will provide an enterprise platform to support the management of research oversight committees. The transition to this new online submission and review system began in October 2020. Currently, VAIRRS supports 106 VA research sites.
VAIRRS Mission: The VA Innovation and Research Review System (VAIRRS) supports management of the research enterprise and processes of research-related stakeholders in VA.
VAIRRS Vision: VAIRRS seeks to be the trusted review platform and data source for all research-related stakeholders
VAIRRS operates within five programmatic areas that include training, operations support, process improvement, dashboards, and communications.
Training- Manages VAIRRS trainings, webinars and instructional guides published to the field
Operations Support- Manages the foundational operations of the program, which include the change control board, support inbox and strategic direction
Process Improvement- Manages process improvement efforts for the program and directly engages with the field through VAIRRS Site Support, VAIRRS Strategic Advisory Council (VSAC), VAIRRS Change Control Board (CCB) and the VAIRRS Mentor Program
Dashboards- Manages VAIRRS Dashboards and data analysis for field and leadership consumption
Communications- Manages strategic communications to the field, develops engagement initiatives and manages the program identity
Over the next two years, VAIRRS will continue its foundational mission of supporting research-related stakeholders while continually improving, evolving and promoting the additional value it offers VA researchers, administrators, technologists and leaders. To guide this path forward, VAIRRS created a strategic plan that will frame the goals and objectives from fiscal year (FY) 2022 to FY 2024.
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