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Researcher Toolkit

The HCE’s Research Coordination Directorate works to support and encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration between organizations working to prevent, diagnose, mitigate, treat, and rehabilitate hearing and balance injuries.

In an effort to consolidate the many resources, requirements and processes that surround the conduct of auditory and vestibular research, particularly within the complex DOD and VA environments, the HCE has compiled the following compendium of administrative information:

Research & Grants Administrative Resources – Here you will find links to grant and research training and education resources; the VA/DOD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research; professional research administration societies; resources for protections of human subjects and other topics in Ethics; and much more.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Information

Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) Information

Research Policy Links – This page will provide links to government-wide policies governing the conduct of research, as well as DOD- and VA-specific regulations that apply to animal and human research.

Noise Repository - Upload or Download your high-quality, documented audio recordings for use in research studies!

Research 101 is a DoD-wide program (must have a DoD Common Access Card or "CAC" to access this program) designed to facilitate and encourage the conduct of auditory and vestibular research. The HCE created a model for enhanced research across DoD including both:

1) The Collaborative Auditory and Vestibular Research Network (CAVRN) Research Resource Compendium ("CRRC") comprised of administrative research resources to guide all levels of investigators through the stages of research project planning, development, execution, and dissemination.


2) The Research Enhancement Program (REP), intended for tailored implementation at each DoD facility, to guide DoD investigators through the complex processes and ever-evolving standards, policies, and processes for research in the DoD.

R101 program documentation is continually updating and evolving, adding new resources and ensuring contacts provided are accurate.”

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The Hearing Center of Excellence fosters and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation and research of hearing loss and auditory injury. It supports the development, exchange and adoption of best practices, research, measures of effectiveness and clinical care guidelines to reduce the prevalence and cost of hearing loss and tinnitus among Warriors and Veterans. Read more

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