United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

For Investigators

Conducting Human Subjects Research at the VA: Getting Started

Summary of the Basic Compliance Training Requirements to Conduct Research  

Committees That Review Research Protocols 

QA Manual 



VA Grant Submission Deadlines for FY 2015 (*coming soon)

Animal Per Diem Rates 

Link to the National VA Research and Development Website 

VA Research Budget 


Congratulations, Charleston!  We did terrific on the accreditation process of our human research protection program (HRPP).  Great commendations to all of our investigators and staff, with particular thanks to our compliance folks.  Also thanks to members of our R&D Committee and to all of the MUSC folks who participated in the process, not only during the accreditation process, but in working with us to ensure protection of our human subjects who volunteer to participate in research.

BSL-II Presentation: Working at BSL-II Level in Animal Areas



   Grant Guidance
  VA SF424 Application Guide 

For information about the National Association of Veteran's Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) and VA-affiliated non-profit foundations, please see the following website: NAVREF.org  This site is not a VA site, but can provide valuable information to VA researchers.

M. Rita I. Young, Ph.D.
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
E-mail:  rita.young@va.gov
Phone (843) 789-6707;  Fax: (478) 274-5761
Research Service
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC  29401


Useful Research Links

Charleston VA Research Home 


Our Research Program 


For Investigators 


Charleston Research Institute 


For Veterans Interested in Participating in Research