Accession Number:

ADA539586

Title:

VA/DoD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION AND READINESS POLICY AND PROGRAMS FALLS CHURCH VA

Report Date:

2011-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this Guidebook is to help facilitate collaborative human subject healthcare research between the Department of Veterans Affairs VA and the Department of Defense DoD. This Guidebook provides researchers with an introduction to collaboration and the information needed to more effectively identify and partner with others who have common research interests. It identifies the types, benefits, and challenges of interagency research collaboration and provides resources to identify ongoing research efforts. Each Departments administrative and funding mechanisms are summarized, and procedures and protocols that VA and DoD researchers need to follow in their collaborative efforts are introduced. The Guidebook gives suggestions for seeking a collaborator, planning, crafting and submitting a proposal and formalizing the collaboration. In addition, it provides examples of successful and unsuccessful research collaborations, a list of commonly used acronyms, and links to additional resources. We provide tips from experienced researchers on how to maximize available resources and make recommendations for future consideration. We hope readers of this Guidebook will find it valuable in collaborative research efforts for the continuing benefit of our service members, Veterans, and both healthcare systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE