For gifts or donations there must be a letter from the donor indicating
that the funding is a gift to be used by the designated beneficiary
in support of various research or education activities. Further, the
letter should indicate that the gift is irrevocable and imposes no
contractual requirement of PAIRE beyond reporting of research results.
Alternatively, if the gift or donation is unrestricted as to use,
there must be a letter stating this.
Letters accompanying donations from companies must be on company
A Sample Donor Letter may be downloaded
and edited as needed.
Collaborative research with other entities such as universities and
pharmaceutical companies requires a contract or research agreement,
signed by PAIRE's Executive Director.
Because PAIRE administers VA Research our contracts and agreements
are typically sent to VA attorneys for review and negotiation. Please send a
draft agreement, preferably electronically, before sending originals
For more information about research agreements with nonprofit corporations
affiliated with VA facilities please see the For
Clinical Research Sponsors page on the website of the National
Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF).
Last modified: October 12, 2012
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