NAVREF is a 501(c)(3) education organization committed to helping
the VA affiliated nonprofit research and education foundations meet the
highest standards of nonprofit management. This section of the NAVREF
web site provides information about conferences sponsored by NAVREF as
well as links to other professional organizations that may provide
additional educational opportunities and information. Links to
government agency sites that may serve as resources are also listed
below. Members are encouraged to provide NAVREF with additional items to
add to these lists.
The ideas and opinions expressed by organizations linked to this web
site are not necessarily the ideas and opinions of NAVREF. NAVREF cannot
attest to the accuracy of information provided on these web sites.
2011 NAVREF Annual Conference
Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue
1415 Fifth Avenue
Previous NAVREF Conferences
Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA)
A membership organization affiliated with PRIM&R (see below) concerned
with issues relating to the protection of human subjects and other
ethical issues pertaining to biomedical and behavioral research.
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal
Home page of the organization that accredits VA animal laboratories.
BoardSource (formerly National Center for
A membership organization dedicated to building stronger nonprofit
boards. Conducts workshops on board management and the National
Leadership Forum (annual conference).
The Grant Training Center (GTC)
The Grant Training Center (GTC), located in the Washington, D.C.
Metropolitan area, conducts introductory to specialized grant training
in workshops held all over the country for academic researchers,
educators, program planners, public sector and nonprofit professionals
and administrators. CTC also provides training workshops
specifically for research grant writing, submission and budget
Jossey-Bass, a part of Wiley & Sons, Inc., has published hundreds of
books, periodicals and other media specifically focused on
nonprofit organizations. Major areas of interest include: General;
Nonprofit Management and Leadership; Fundraising and Grants; Boards and
Board Development, Legal; Public Administration and Management; and
Finance, Budgeting and Management.
An organization that offers training programs in federal grants and
assistance, acquisition and contracting, financial management, and
project and program management.
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
If you are considering leased employees, check out the NAPEO site first.
National Council of Nonprofit Associations
An organization comprised of state associations of nonprofits.
Each one is resource for state statutes pertaining to nonprofits, group
insurance policies and training.
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), a
professional association for individuals responsible for generating
philanthropic support for a wide variety of not-for-profit, charitable
Nonprofit Resource Center
One- to five-day seminars on nonprofit accounting topics
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
A resource for advice on managing risk through internal controls, best practices
and insurance. Offers a free newsletter and Q&A service.
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
A forum for addressing a broad range of ethical issues in research
and clinical practice.
Associates grant products and services provide the training and
expertise required to find grants, develop programs, and write
compelling proposals. They have have trained over 25,000 individuals and
written more than $260 million in funded grant proposals with a success
rate exceeding 90 percent since 1985.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Managing employees gets more complicated every day; let this
outstanding organization help you.
Society of Research Administrators (SRA)
An association dedicated to advancing research administration as a
profession and to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research
Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA home page with links to information about benefits, topics of
interest to veterans and VA.
VA Research and Development
The Office of Research and Development home page. Recent research
highlights, general information about VA research, research
programs, and technology transfer.
VA Contacts and Phone and
VA Technology Transfer
Comprehensive guidance on intellectual property ownership. VA
Handbooks, disclosure requirements, model forms, etc.
General Accounting Office (GAO)
Reports and other publications by the investigative arm of Congress.
Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000
grant programs and access to approximately $400 billion in annual
awards. By registering once on this site, your organization can apply
for grants from the 26 federal grant-making agencies.
A compendium of information about applying for and administering
grants provided by Department of Health and Human Services
organizations, including NIH.
HHS Program Support Center
Support resources for HHS Grants. The web site for "Financial
management" may be of particular interest in regard to indirect cost
rate negotiations -
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Formerly the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), this
site provides guidance on hiring non-citizens as employees.
American Immigration Resources on the Internet
Private site containing more useful information.
FirstGov for Nonprofits
The U.S. Government's resource for nonprofit businesses.
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program
Regulations and guidance on administering IPA assignments.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS home page.
Section devoted to tax exempt organizations
IRS forms and publications
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH home page
Grants and Funding Opportunities
The centralized site for grant seekers and grant administrators.
NIH grants and fellowship programs, requests for proposals, research
training opportunities, the peer review process, the NIH Guide for
Grants and Contracts, links to the institutes.
Guidance for New Grantee Organizations - NIH Welcome Wagon
Information provided is primarily for organizations planning to
submit a grant application or receiving an award from NIH.
Highlights key requirements, provides referrals to important sources
of information, and identifies NIH, Public Health Service (PHS) and
HHS offices that have responsibility for certain administrative
functions. This letter may also be helpful to established grantee
organizations because it updates previous issues and cites new and
Office of Extramural Research (OER) Grants Policy and Guidance
The place to go for information on how to administer NIH grants.
NIH Modular Grant Application and Award Information
Detailed instructions on how to submit a modular grant application.
Two university web sites that provide additional helpful guidance:
Office of Government Ethics
Federal ethics statutes and regulations. Helpful publications and other
resources regarding conflict of interest and other ethical issues.
Office for Human Research Protections - OHRP (formerly OPRR)
Centralized information about HHS human studies oversight. Regulations,
training opportunities and much more.
Office of Research Compliance and Oversight (ORO)
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) organization responsible for
matters affecting the integrity of research in the protection of human
subjects and laboratory animals. Provides oversight of conformance with
regulations and investigates allegations of research scientific
Legislative information on the Internet and the gateway to the US Code
and Code of Federal Regulations. Acts of Congress, the Congressional
Record and committee information.
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