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Clinical Studies Center Services
The Clinical Studies Center (CSC) offers a variety of services that help investigators ensure compliance with human studies regulations and good clinical research practices.

These services include training and education for research staff, assistance with Emory IRB and R&D Committee protocol submissions, informed consent review and reformatting, and initiation of a Research Clinics.
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Human Studies Analyst

The Human Studies Analyst provides guidance and support with initial and ongoing research projects involving veterans. Services include assistance with:

  • Protocol Submission to the VA’s Research and Development Committee (R&D)
  • Submission to the appropriate sub-committees and designated individuals for approval prior to submission to the R&D committee-
    • Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    • VA Bio-safety Committee
    • VA Radiation Safety Committee
    • Research Pharmacist
    • VA Central IRB
  • HIPAA Requirements and writing of separately required VA HIPAA Authorization and Revocation forms
  • Informed Consent Form Requirements and writing of separately required VA consent documents
  • Information on changes in Policies and Procedures within the HRPP
  • Modifications/Amendments
  • Continuing Reviews (Study Renewals)
  • Project Queries
  • Electronic Submission guidance to the Emory IRB (E-IRB)
    • Quarterly E-IRB trainings with the Emory IRB Liaison

The HSA holds an "Open House" where current and potential researchers are encouraged to stop by and ask questions about any aspect of the research process on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Clinical Addition of the Hospital, Room 5A 140.

Contact Information

Laurie Hunt, MPH
Human Studies Analyst
Office: 404.321.6111, ext: 4750
e-mail: laurie.hunt@va.gov
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