WE ARE NAVREF
In 1992, the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) was founded by a group of dedicated Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) personnel that recognized the need for a membership association committed to the interests of the VA-affiliated research and education nonprofits. Since then, NAVREF has been the preeminent organization that helps nonprofit research and education corporations (NPCs) obtain funding for the conduct of research and education at VA facilities nationwide.
WE SUPPORT VETERANS AFFAIRS RESEARCH
NAVREF has partnered with the VA for over 25 years – including through the existing 100 Days Faster Initiative – to streamline clinical trials and provide veterans with innovative, ground-breaking care by incentivizing clinical research with veterans.
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NAVREF Member Benefits
NAVREF Best PRACTICES CONSULTATIONS (BPC)
NAVREF's BPC promotes high quality operational practices among the VA-affiliated NPCs. Through this program, NAVREF supports the cost of sending two or three specifically selected, experienced executie directors or NAVREF staff members to spend two days on-site reviewing all aspects of the NPC's management.
NAVREF sends news items relevant to NPCs to NPC executive directors. These items are posted on the NAVREF website for NAVREF member access.
NAVREF membership comes with SCRS membership too! SCRS offers several monthly webinar series on topics of interest to research sites.
CLINICAL TRIAL OPPORTUNITIES
NAVREF offers members the unique benefit to work with a single point of contact that connects industry opportunities with VA resources.
NAVREF is an active participant in advocacy efforts to secure robust funding for VA research and development. This entails lobbying for an increase in the annual appropriation for the VA medical and prosthetic research account, which is separate from VA health care appropriation. NAVREF works with House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to highlight research and education issues pertinent to VA.
NAVREF AFFINITY PROGRAM
With multiple partners, NAVREF members can enjoy the benefit of using our collective strength to procure products and services at great discounts.