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Policy and Education Program

A primary focus of ORO’s Policy and Education Program (P&E) is the education and support of facility Research Compliance Officers (RCOs).  P&E performs remote and on-site assessments of RCO auditing programs, provides tailored technical assistance to RCOs, and identifies good practices for performing and reporting required audits.  P&E provides national teleconferences for RCOs and self-study guides for new RCOs regarding VA policy.  P&E also updates ORO’s RCO auditing requirements. 

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Attention VA RCOs:

Research Compliance Officer Reference Materials and Tools are located on ORO's Research Compliance and Technical Assistance SharePoint Site.