United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

For Investigators: Committees

All research activities within VA facilities are conducted with the approval of the
Research & Development (R&D) Committee, following approval by the appropriate review committees. These committees include those listed below. Click on the links on each committee name for a description of committee responsibilities, list of meeting dates, membership and forms.

      Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

      Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

      Research Biosafety Subcommittee

  • To request review of proposed studies, please download and submit to Rudell Ryant in the Research Office (Strom Thurmond Building, 1st floor) the appropriate portion of the following form package, along with your research protocol:  "Request to Conduct" form package.

M. Rita I. Young, Ph.D.
Associate Chief of Staff for Research

E-mail:  rita.young@va.gov
Phone: (843) 789-6707;  Fax: (843) 876-5384
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