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ORO Checklists and Audit Tools


Research and Development Committee (RDC) Checklist

Investigational Pharmacy Checklist

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Checklist

  • This checklist is a tool to help initiate an MOU with another institution for the use of the IRB and related research services.

ORO VHA Handbook 1200.05 Checklist (March 2015)

  • This Checklist is provided to assist facilities in ensuring compliance with VA human subjects research requirements.  Facilities may use this checklist in whatever measure will benefit their Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  Please note that the requirements below that do not include references to 38 CFR 16 (the “Common Rule”) are generally VA specific requirements.  ORO recommends that particular attention be paid to these items if not already familiar with them.



Research Information Security

ORO Research Information Security Checklist (May 2015)



Research Safety and Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Checklist

Guidance Checklist for Research Safety

Security Checklist for BSL-1 and BSL-2 Laboratories

Security Checklist for BSL-3 Laboratories



Research Compliance and Technical Assistance

Research Compliance Officer (RCO) Checklist

2014-2015 Guidance Regarding RCO Audit and Training Requirements 

2014-2015 Animal Welfare Audit Tool 

2014-2015 Informed Consent Audit Tool 

2014-2015 Research Safety Audit Tool 

2014-2015 HRPP Audit Tool 

Modified Audit Requirements (for Human Subjects Research initiated prior to January 1, 2008)

Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct Checklists