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Protocol Submission - STVHCS Research


Research Protocol Submissions

Submission Calendar:

VA Research and Development submissions consist of the forms below, as applicable.Note: Please check website below for the most updated forms and information

Please note that in order for us to include human studies on our R&D agenda, the protocol must also have been submitted simultaneously to the IRB. You can reach the IRB (UTHSCSA IRB Website) at 567-2351 or UTHSCSA Research 

Simultaneous submission of your initial R&D documents with your IRB submission will result in the most efficient processing timeline resulting in rapid approvals and avoiding potential IRB amendments.

A change to your protocol or study personnel must be reported to and approved by the VA Research office prior to implementation.Changes in studies involving human subjects must also be reported to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

FAQ: Email correspondence with VA research subjects and potential subjects 


New personnel must complete additional requirements to obtain research privileges. Click here for further personnel requirements