Collaboration with a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Facility

New Studies

New studies should be submitted to NU using the eIRB+ Submission Requirements, listing the VA as a study site.

Active Studies

Studies that are currently active in eIRB+ and being conducted at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center should submit a Modification to update the consent form and submit a Local Protocol Addendum.

Subsequent Submissions

Subsequent submissions should be entered into eIRB+ according to the usual processes: Continuing ReviewsModifications, and/ or  RNIs.

Additional VA Requirements

Consult Section 13: Collaborative Research in the VHA Handbook for additional VA requirements.  Please contact the VA with questions about these requirements and processes.
For access to the VA's electronic submission system, IRBNet, you must register at


Northwestern University:
eIRB+ Submission:
Biomedical Studies: Chicago IRB Office (312) 503-9338
Social / Behavioral Studies: Evanston IRB Office (847) 467-1723
Data Use Agreements:
Manny Robert
Sr. Contract & Grant Officer
Office of Sponsored Research
(312) 503-7941
IRBNet:  (the VA's electronic submission system):
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center:
(312) 569-7441