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Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System Research Services


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Welcome to the VA Ann Arbor Research Service!

America has had a long history of supporting its defenders, and this commitment guides VA today. Championing medical research is one way the VA fulfills its obligation to serve Veterans. The VA Ann Arbor Research Service supports the research activities of over 150 research investigators located in Ann Arbor, Saginaw, and Battle Creek. Our facilities include forty thousand square feet of laboratory space, a seven thousand square foot animal facility, and updated Facilities with a new research clinic offering exam rooms, interview space, and offices for clinical research staff expected to open in 2016. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is affiliated with the world-class University of Michigan.

The Research Service includes support of the VA Center for Clinical Research Management (CCMR) and associated Health Services Research Center of Innovation, The VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Serious Mental Health Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC) and the Veterans Education and Research Association of Michigan (VERAM) in the conduct of our research. The VA Ann Arbor Research Service also provides oversight support to the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Mi., and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.

The Research Business Office supports the research team, facilities, and committees that oversee the research activities in addition to managing the post-award activities for VA-grants. Meet the Research Business Office staff here.

Does your Project Require Research & Development Review?

All R&D, IRB and Safety forms must be completed in AAAROW. IACUC is still paper-based but we hope to transition to AAROW in the next month or two. Contact our office if you need assistance navigating how to submit any IACUC related business in the meantime.

Submissions that are received, committee-ready, when the agenda is finalized will be on the agenda for that meeting.  We do our best to accommodate timely review; the agenda closes 7-10 business days before the committee meets and we may not be able to accommodate submissions that arrive less than 10 days before meeting, or are not committee-ready at that time.

Committee Meeting Schedule

CommitteeDay of month
R&D 1st Wed
IRB 2nd Thur
IACUC 2nd Fri
Safety 3rd Thur