Outline of the Endorsement Process

Version Date: August 1, 2011

Submission of projects for review by the VA - The Endorsement Process

New projects may be submitted to the VA R&D Committee first, to the IRB first, or to both committees simultaneously, depending on the nature of the project, the relative involvement of both institutions, and the committee schedules.  For all projects:

If the project is already an approved UW protocol that the study team wishes to expand to the VA:
Only once final R&D Committee approval has been given, will the research be considered VA approved research.