Protocol Submission - STVHCS Research - South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)
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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

VA now requires that research studies that involve informed consent/HIPAA authorizations and/or HIPAA waivers must undergo preliminary review by the STVHCS Privacy Officer prior to receiving IRB approval. Please submit your R&D packet as well as drafts of informed consent form / HIPAA authorization and / or HIPAA waiver to the VA R&D Service at before submitting to the IRB for the most efficient processing. (Note: Local preliminary review is not required for studies that are funded by the VA’s Cooperative Studies Program and/or under the VA Central IRB that have received approval by the VA’s National Privacy Officer).

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