FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Requirements for Faculty with Joint OUHSC/VAMC Appointments and Externally Funded Research
OUHSC Faculty who hold paid appointments at OUHSC and also have a paid appointment at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) are considered to be faculty holding a joint OUHSC/VAMC appointment. This relationship is quite common between academic medical centers and VAMCs.
The federal government requires that Faculty Investigators who hold joint university and VAMC appointments annually confirm their total professional responsibility by disclosing and documenting their time spent on research and other activities at both institutions. This disclosure is done through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) approved by appropriate individuals at both the university and VAMC.
OUHSC has developed guidance and an MOU template to aid investigators and their department administration in ensuring the MOU is completed and approved no less than annually.
Guidance for Joint Appointment MOUs
VA MOU Template