The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and the National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) have announced an alliance between the two organizations. This relationship will provide SCRS membership, mentoring and training, and other elements to NAVRAF members. NAVREF is the nonprofit research and education association with 80 member sites affiliated with Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
"Research sites associated with Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers have not always had an easy time making a good fit with industry-sponsored clinical trials," said Christine Pierre, president of SCRS. "We are dedicated to assisting NAVREF establish VA associated research sites as first in class sites enabling them to offer clinical research opportunities to our veterans and their families."
"We are thrilled to be joining forces with SCRS," said Rick Starrs, CEO of NAVREF. "Our nonprofit foundations and the VA have been actively working to deliver more clinical research studies to veterans. This partnership with SCRS will bring NAVREF closer to achieving our vision of a nation in which veterans receive the finest care based on innovative research and education."