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Research Service
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

VA Research Resources

Below are links to guidance documents and other information on conducting VA research.

If you find outdated or erroneous information on this VA Research Resources page, or if you have suggestions for new content, please contact



 Looking for NFFRE policies and forms 

 for non-VA funding such as NIH?   Click here

aerial view of Malcom Randall VAMC and UF health complex

Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center (white building in foreground) is closely affiliated with the University of Florida health-related colleges and hospitals (red brick buildings).

 Research Service Administration 

Admin Team Contact Information (PDF)

AO/ACOS Manual (PDF)

 VA Award/Recognition Opportunities 

 Technology Transfer and Translation 

 Recruiting Research Subjects 

 VA Employee Travel 

VA Employee Travel (PDF)

 Telework and Remote Access 

​Application and Access Instructions (PDF)

   IRBNet (VAIRRS) Tutorials for Researchers    

In addition to the information below, training on the use of IRBNet/VAIRRS

is also available at the following VA sharepoint site:

  • New User Registration:  PDF
  • User Profile and Training
    • Profile management:  PDF    Video
    • Training/credentials-Notes:  PDF
    • CITI link:  PDF
  • Accessing Projects
  • Creating a New Project Package
    • Step 1 - CREATE:  PDF   Video
    • Step 2 - DESIGN:   PDF   Video
    • Step 3 -  SHARE:   PDF   Video
    • Step 4 - SIGN:        PDF   Video​​
    • Step 5 - SUBMIT:    PDF   Video​​​
  • Locked and Unlocked Packages

    • Administrative Modifications-Notes:  PDF

    • Unlocked Packages:  PDF    Video

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