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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Based on a hub and spoke model, the Office of Research at Inova acts as the hub to the participating product line spokes. We provide clinician-researchers with a variety of essential services to support their participation in inpatient and outpatient investigational studies.

Services include:

  • Administrative and technical support in the conduct of inpatient and outpatient research trials
  • Orientation and education for research personnel
  • Research budgeting and contract management
  • Technology transfer services
  • Grants Management Office

Our services permit clinicians to participate in investigational studies while maintaining demanding patient care and professional obligations.

Our efficient research management system increases the attractiveness of Inova Health System facilities to potential research sponsors. By serving as a single, readily accessible point of contact between research sponsors and investigators throughout the life of a study, we streamline and facilitate communication. This ensures JCAHO compliance and meets FDA Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Research sponsors appreciate the unique advantage of Inova facilities as resource venues.

To maintain Inova's reputation as a first-class location for scientific research, we work closely with each investigator to support the scientific integrity of all projects.

Business Office

The Business Office provides oversight for research study budgets and billing. The office manages all financial activities for each spoke, including verification and processing of research bills for payment, invoicing sponsors and consolidation of study financials.

Research Quality Improvement Program

The Research Quality Improvement Program (RQIT) conducts not-for-cause confidential peer reviews of on-going studies, to assist in improving the quality of research conducted at Inova. The team is comprised of representatives from different areas within the IOR hub. Studies are selected for review randomly or by request from the spoke lead.

Grants Management Office

Inova is promoting and supporting our research program by making research grants available. This program has two types of available grants: Seed Grants and Summer Student Grants. Select the links below to find out more information about the different grants. The links point to the standard operating procedures and documents for the specific type of grant and provides detailed instructions for applications, including forms and other resources, as well as the qualifications, requirements and expectations.

For more information, call 703-776-6818 or email  

The deadline for grant applications is close of business, 5:00 p.m., May 1st of each year. 

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