Office of Research Protections
This office manages the human subjects protection ethical review and animal welfare review and oversight of all USAMRDC-funded research. In addition, the Office of Research Protections provides guidance regarding human subjects protection through the Human Research Protection Office and animal welfare policies and procedures through the Animal Care and Use Review Office. The office also develops educational activities for persons conducting or managing research and implements an active compliance oversight program.
For more information, see our Regulated Activities section.
Research Technical Reporting
Annual and midterm reports must provide a complete summary of the research accomplishments to date with respect to the approved Statement of Work. Journal articles can be substituted for detailed descriptions of specific aspects of the research, but the original articles must be attached to the report as an appendix and appropriately referenced in the text. The importance of the report to decisions relating to continued support of the research can not be over-emphasized. A report shall be submitted within 30 calendar days of the anniversary date of the award and yearly thereafter. A final report will be submitted upon completion of the research (see below for additional requirements for a final report).
A final report summarizing work conducted over the entire research period, citing data in annual/midterm reports and appended publications shall be submitted at the end of the award performance period. Journal publications can be substituted for detailed descriptions of specific aspects of the research, but an original copy of each publication must be attached as an appendix and appropriately referenced in the text.
All final reports must include a bibliography of all publications and meeting abstracts and a list of personnel (not salaries) receiving pay from the research effort.
There is no page limitation for the reports; each report shall be of sufficient length to provide a thorough description of the accomplishments with respect to the approved Statement of Work. Reports are to be submitted electronically (PDF or MS Word file (.doc) only) through the Electronic Report Submission Web Site. Problems accessing this site should be brought to the attention of the DHA Global Service Center at 1-800-600-9332. More detailed information is available in the Technical Reporting section.
Training Reporting Requirements
An annual summary report presenting a description of the training and research accomplishments to date shall be submitted within 30 calendar days after the anniversary date of the award and yearly thereafter. Preferred method of submission is electronically (in PDF or PC Word file only) through the Electronic Report Submission Web Site. Problems accessing this Web site should be addressed to the DHA Global Service Center at 1-800-600-9332. Alternative method to submit the report would be to send hard copy (original plus two Xerox copies) to: Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, ATTN: MRMD-IM, 504 Scott Street, Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5012.
The content of the annual summary report should address the training and research accomplishments associated with the tasks outlined in the approved Statement of Work. Any technical or unexpected difficulties encountered and/or any deviations from the original Statement of Work should be addressed in the body of the report. Journal articles can be substituted for detailed descriptions of specific aspects of the research/training, but the original articles must be attached to the report as an appendix and appropriately referenced in the text. More detailed information is available in the Training Reporting section.
Researcher Safety Information
Researchers must have an institution safety manager's/director's assurance statement that hazards described in the proposal have been identified, eliminated, and/or controlled to provide for a safe research laboratory environment.
They must also have a statement from the principal investigator that states he or she shall adhere to the institutional safety and occupational health program policies and procedures and a statement that the principal investigator is responsible and liable for all aspects of safety and occupational health specific to research protocol.
Researchers must provide a description of the safety program (committee, chemical hygiene plan, HAZCOM, blood borne pathogen, radiation) as well as a hazard analysis (biological program, based on MCE).
Facility Safety Plan
The Safety Office no longer requires Facility Safety Plans that were covered under regulatory requirements 32 CFR 326.16(c). 32 CFR Parts 326 and 327 were removed on December 8, 2006.