United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Program for Research Integrity Development & Education (PRIDE)

The mission of VA's Program for Research Integrity Development & Education (PRIDE) is to protect participants in VA human research. PRIDE is responsible for: all policy development and guidance for human research protection in the VA; all training and education in human research protection throughout the VA; ensuring all VA facilities with Federalwide Assurances attain Full Accreditation; and creating and implementing the VA Central IRB. PRIDE's Vision is to make VA human research as safe as possible. PRIDE is excited to be working closely with the talented and dedicated people throughout the VA to create a culture of shared responsibility and accountability that holds the protection of VA human research participants as its highest goal.


PRIDE (Program for Research Integrity Development & Education)
COACH (Center on Advice and Compliance Help)
K. Lynn Cates, MD
Assistant Chief Research & Development Officer
Director, Program for Research Integrity Development & Education (PRIDE)
Office of Research & Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave NW (10P9P)
Washington, DC 20420
Email: lynn.cates@va.gov

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