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Do you have a question for ORO?

VETERANS, FAMILIES OF VETERANS, RESEARCH SUBJECTS: If you are unsure about who to contact about your question, you may call 202-632-7620 to speak to an ORO staff member.  If you are calling with a concern or a complaint about VA research you may also call our toll free complaint line at 1-877-343-6562.

Email provides a way to communicate easily and effectively with ORO workgroups.  Email supplements, but does not replace, other modes of communicating with ORO, such as telephone  calls, emails to individual ORO staff, etc.  Use the following links to communicate with ORO about:

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP):

Research and Development Committee (R&DC) Program:

Research Safety and Animal Welfare (RSAW) Program:

Research Information Security Program (RISP):

Policy and Education (P&E) including changes in Research Compliance Officers:

Research Misconduct:

Human Research Program changes: 

Changes in Federalwide Assurances (FWAs), IRB membership, and IRB MOU issues