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ORD VHA Directive, Handbooks, and Program Guides -- 1200 series

NOTE: Directives and Handbooks are available for download on the VHA Publications website.
Program Guides can be downloaded below.

Number

Title

Service

1200

Veterans Health Administration Research and Development Program
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive provides an overview of Research and Development policies and procedures.

All ORD

1200.01

Research and Development Committee Handbook (119 KB, PDF)
This Handbook is a major revision to the current VHA procedures governing the Research and Development's responsibilities and operations. It also addresses emerging issues and recent concerns related to research including information security, and credentialing and privileging of physicians and other applicable research employees. The provisions of the Handbook must be implemented no later than July 31, 2007.

All ORD

1200.02

Research Business Operations

This Handbook has been replaced by VHA Directive 1200.02 - Research Business Operations, 10P9 - Research and Development.

All ORD

1200.03

Centralized Positions of Research Scientists, GS-14 and Above (SEE ALSO: Guidance for Classifying PD Not Covered by 1200.03)

This VHA Handbook defines the information required by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) to evaluate research scientist positions and other professional positions funded by ORD for classification at General Schedule (GS)-14 and above.

All ORD

1200.04

Research Career Development Program (38 KB, PDF)
The Research Career Development Program is an award series under which both clinically and non-clinically trained post-doctoral researchers may gain mentored research time intended to advance awardees toward independence as funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) scientists. The program is designed to attract, develop, and retain talented VA researchers in areas of particular importance to VA. This Handbook provides the structure and procedures of this Office of Research and Development (ORD) program.

All ORD

1200.05

Requirements for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of seventeen Federal departments and agencies that have agreed to follow the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule), effective June 18, 1991 (56 Federal Register (FR) 28001). This policy is incorporated in title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 16. This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook defines the procedures for implementing 38 CFR Part 16 and other applicable Federal requirements for the protection of human subjects, and defines changes to the Human Research Protection Program accreditation policy.

All ORD

1200.06

Control of Hazardous Agents in VA Research Laboratories
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook establishes policy and procedures related to select agents and toxins.

All ORD

1200.07

Use of Animals in Research
This VHA Handbook sets forth the principles and procedures that govern research, testing, and teaching activities involving laboratory animals in the VA.

All ORD

1200.08

Safety of Personnel Engaged in Research
This Handbook establishes policies for ensuring the safety of personnel engaged in research. [Replaces VHA Handbook 1200.11 dated Aug. 22, 1997.]

All ORD

1200.12

Use of Data and Data Repositories in VHA Research
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook establishes the procedures for the use of data for VHA research purposes, the storage of VHA research data, and the development of VHA research data repositories.

All ORD

Program Guide 1200.15


Program Guide 1200.15: Eligibility for VA Research Support

As of July 13, 2018, the Office of Research and Development Handbook Eligibility for VA Research Support (1200.15) has been replaced with this Program Guide. This Program Guide replaces all prior official ORD guidance on Eligibility for VA Research Support.

All ORD

Program Guide 1200.16

Program Guide 1200.16: Off-site Research

As of August 2, 2018, the Office of Research and Development Handbook Off-site Research (1200.16) has been replaced with this Program Guide. This Program Guide replaces all prior official ORD guidance on Off-site Research.

All ORD

1200.16-Template

Partial Offsite Waiver Request Template
Template document for Partial Offsite Waiver requests.

All ORD

1200.17

VA Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook provides procedures and instructions governing Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPC) created pursuant to title 38 §§ 7361 through 7366, United States Code (U.S.C.).

All ORD

1200.18

Intellectual Property
This Handbook has been rescinded. Please refer to VHA Directive 1200.18: Determination of Rights for Inventions and Discoveries.

All ORD

VHA Directive 1200.19

Presentation of Research Results

This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) directive establishes the policy, assigns responsibilities, and specifies authority for ensuring that the contributions of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to research are appropriately acknowledged and publicly disclosed.

VHA Handbook 1200.19, dated July 10, 2014, is rescinded.

All ORD

Program Guide 1200.20

Program Guide: Research Career Scientist

This Office of Research & Development (ORD) Program Guide provides guidelines for the Research Career Scientist (RCS) Program for the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLR&D), Clinical Sciences Research and Development (CSR&D), Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D), and Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D) Services. This Program Guide replaces prior "Handbooks" (as of March 15, 2016). Other relevant documents for the RCS program may include Request for Applications (RFAs), Frequently Asked Questions etc., available on the VA ORD website.

All ORD

Program Guide 1200.21

Program Guide: VHA Operations Activities That May Constitute Research

This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) program guide establishes criteria for determining whether a VHA operations activity constitutes research. It also establishes procedures for verifying and documenting the non-research status of certain operations activities prior to publication of findings outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

All ORD

Program Guide 1202.01

Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLR&D) and Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D) Services Merit Review Award Program

This Program Guide establishes procedures for the Merit Review Award Program for the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLR&D) and Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D) Services of the Office of Research and Development (ORD).

BLRD/CSRD

Program Guide 1202.05

Program Guide 1202.05: William S. Middelton Award

As of April 3, 2019, VHA Handbook 1202.05, William S. Middleton Award Procedural Handbook, dated July 17, 2014 has been rescinded and replaced with this Program Guide. This Program Guide replaces all prior official Office of Research and Development (ORD) guidance regarding the William S. Middleton Award.

BLRD/CSRD

Program Guide 1202.07

Program Guide 1202.07 John B. Barnwell Award

As of November 20, 2018, the John B. Barnwell Award Handbook (1202.07) has been replaced with this Program Guide. This Program Guide replaces all prior official ORD guidance for the John B. Barnwell Award.

BLRD/CSRD

1203.00

Rehabilitation Research and Development
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive provides an overview of policy for programs of the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D), and serves as a guide to additional sources for program-specific information and procedures.

RRD

Program Guide 1203.01

Program Guide 1203.01: Rehabilitation Research and Development Scientific Review Program

As of February 13, 2017, the Rehabilitation Research and Development Scientific Review Program Handbook (VHA Handbook 1203.01) has been replaced with this Program Guide. This Program Guide replaces all prior official ORD guidance for the Rehabilitation Research and Development Scientific Review Program.

RRD

Program Guide 1203.04

Program Guide 1203.04: Rehabilitation Researchand Development Center Awards and Research Enhancement Award Programs

As of February 13, 2017, the Rehabilitation Research and Development Centers Handbook (VHA Handbook 1203.04) has been replaced with this Program Guide. This Program Guide replaces all prior official VA-ORD guidance for Rehabilitation Research and Development Center Awards and Research Enhancement Award Programs.

RRD

1203.06

Paul B. Magnuson Award for Outstanding Achievement in RR&D

This Program Guide announces programmatic procedures for the Paul B. Magnuson Award for Outstanding Achievement in RR&D.

RRD

Program Guide 1204.01

Program Guide 1204.01: Health Services Research and Development


As of January 1, 2017, the Health Services Research and Development (HSRD) Merit Review Award Program Directive (1204), Handbook (1204.01) and Operational Procedures (1204.05) have been replaced with this HSR&D Program Guide. This Program Guide replaces all prior official ORD guidance to the Health Services Research and Development Program.

HSRD

1204.03

Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Centers
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook defines Health Services Research and Development Service's (HSR&D) procedures that establish and govern HSR&D Centers and conference support.

HSRD

Program Guide 1204.04

Program Guide 1204.04 Under Secretary Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research

As of August 2, 2018, the Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research (VHA Handbook 1204.04) has been replaced with this HSR&D Program Guide.

HSRD

Program Guide 1205

VHA Cooperative Studies Program: Program Guide 1205

As of April 5, 2019, the VHA Cooperative Studies Program Directive (VHA Directive 1205) and Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) Study Initiation and Management Processes (VHA Handbook 1205.01) have been replaced with this Program Guide.

CSP

1206

Use of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive provides policy on mandatory use of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).

All ORD


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