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Conducting Research at the Atlanta VA
Like all institutions, the Atlanta VA Medical Center has policies and procedures regulating the conduct of research at its facility. AREF helps researchers navigate these sometimes confusing rules governing studies at federal institutions.

The Science Information Office (SIO) and the Human Studies Analyst act as resources for investigators, study coordinators, and laboratory personnel during the design and implementation of your projects. We encourage you to utilize these members of our team should you have any questions or need guidance.
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Research Submissions

Overview | VA Human Studies

The Atlanta Research & Education Foundation and the Atlanta VA Medical Center have a cooperative agreement with the Emory University Institutional Review Board (IRB). All studies using human subjects must undergo review by the Emory IRB and evidence of approval must be forwarded to the Atlanta VA Medical Center before a project can commence at the hospital.

The Emory University IRB is a research oversight committee charged with assuring, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in approved research studies.

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