SCIRE Research Partners

  • VA Long Beach Healthcare System
  • University of California, Irvine

VA Long Beach

  • Mission: Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being
  • 2,200 full-time employees
  • Provider of choice for over 50,000 Veterans
  • Operates community-based outpatient clinics in:
    • Anaheim
    • Orange County
    • Laguna Hills
    • Villages at Cabrillo
    • Santa Ana
    • Whittier/Santa Fe Springs

University of California, Irvine

  • 30,000 students, 1,100 faculty and 9,700 staff
    • 400 medical students
    • 600 physicians in residency and fellows at UC Irvine Medical Center
  • Annual research awards of $300 million
  • Signed agreement with SCIRE in 2003 outlining working relationship

UCI/SCIRE Agreement

  • SCIRE will administer projects that have a majority of activities conducted in SCIRE- assigned space.
    • Determination will be made based on VA/SCIRE covering >50% of direct costs.
  • Each UCI employee working on a SCIRE project will receive a Without Compensation appointment from VA Long Beach.
    • Agreements can be reached wherein SCIRE pays the UCI employee’s salary/benefits.

UCI, Research Award Funding


  • In 2014-2015, 40% of funding came from the Department of Health and Human Services. The next largest funder was the National Science Foundation.
  • These two sources account for 57% of UCI’s research funding.