The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of General Counsel (OGC), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) have partnered to develop a series of model agreements for research collaborations benefiting our nation’s veterans. These agreements are referred to as Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and allow entities such as pharmaceutical and medical device industry to conduct collaborative research within the VA system.
In addition, researchers at the Atlanta VA Healthcare System may also seek funding from private foundations or through Federal funding sources such as the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.
FAVER currently has at least one active project with each of the institutions listed below:
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation
Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biomet Bone Healing Technologies
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CSL Behring LLC
DalCor Pharma UK Ltd
Department of Defense
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Kowa Research Institute, Inc.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Inc.
National Institutes of Health
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
St. Jude Medical Business Services, Inc.
Tryton Medical, Inc.
In addition to the industry-sponsored research discussed above, FAVER also enters into research collaborations with colleagues in different institutions because ties to other laboratories can help address research questions across different disciplines, or provide access to expert knowledge in highly specialized areas. FAVER serves as a subawardee on approximately 19 studies to support the successful conduct of research projects awarded to other institutions. Additionally, depending on the needs of the study, FAVER issues subaward agreements to other institutions to successfully accomplish the milestones of the funded research project. The determination of which institution is the prime awardee usually depends on where the majority of work is being completed.
The list of institutions with whom FAVER and its researchers currently collaborate include:
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc.
Brentwood Biomedical Research Institute
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Bronx Veterans’ Medical Research Foundation
Georgia Department of Public Health
Leland Stanford Junior University
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research
The George Washington University
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Tufts Medical Center, Inc.
University of Georgia
West Side Institute for Science and Education