Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

Becoming a Member

Membership in NAVREF is open to VA affiliated nonprofit research and education foundations (NPCs) established, governed and managed in accordance with 38 USC ยงยง7361-7366. Members will be authorized an unlimited number of NAVREF website accounts for their staff and personnel as long as their membership status is in good standing. For access to an individual account, please register using the registration link at the upper right hand corner. 


Annual dues are predicated on the most recent IRS Form 990 reported revenue. Dues on a graduated scale are collected at the beginning of the membership year. 

Membership year:

The NAVREF membership year is July 1 to June 30. Accommodations are made for NPCs joining at various times throughout the year with dues being prorated. 

Membership Benefits


    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 executive directors or NAVREF staff members to spend two days on-site reviewing all aspects of the NPC's management.


    Focused news and information relevant to our unique NPC community. Past editions are posted on the NAVREF website only for NAVREF member access.


    NAVREF membership comes with SCRS membership too! SCRS offers several monthly webinar series on topics of interest to research sites.

    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 advance VA research and development. This entails lobbying for increases in the annual appropriation for the VA medical and prosthetic research account, and connect with House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to highlight research and education issues pertinent to VA. We also work closely with VA and the VA Office of Research and Development to further the mission to deliver cutting edge healthcare to our nation's veterans. 

    access to the ACRP e-Learning platform

    Members get access to web-based training modules provided by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals' eLearning platform. These modules provide training for all research administrators and can be used to prepare for ACRP exam to credential research coordinators, assistants, and administrators.

    General Counsel Services

    Custom-Designed Clinical Trial Management System

    Education programs and workshops

    Click the button below to get started on your membership application.

    Join our unique community today!

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