Purpose

Who We Are

SCIRE is a 501© (3) non-profit company incorporated in the state of California promoting VA research, education and training operating as part of the VA Long Beach Healthcare system as authorized by Title 38, United States Code and sections 7361 through 7368 and other applicable VHA, state and federal regulations.

The company was founded in 1989 for the purpose of facilitating Medical Research and Education by providing sponsors and investigators a comprehensive research resource management for the benefit of humanity and Veterans in particular. SCIRE has an annual budget over $4 million and approximately 80 employees.

Purpose

• Fosters collaboration and data sharing between the VA and academic partners.

• Streamlines bureaucracy associated with applying for and administering research grants by principal investigators for and at the VA.

• Works with the VA to ensure regulatory compliance for government and private funders regarding human subject research studies.

Contracts and Grants

  • Submission and Renewal
  • Pre- and Post-Award
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • CRADA’s Negotiation

Accounting

  • Account Payable
  • Account Receivable
  • Cash Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Expense Administration

Admin. Support

  • Purchasing
  • Inventory Control
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Payroll and HR
  • Reimbursement Process
  • Staffing Service
  • Travel Arrangement

History
1988: Congress passed legislation allowing each VA medical center with a research program the option of establishing an affiliated non-profit organization called nonprofit research and education corporations (NPCs)

1989: The Long Beach Research Foundation was incorporated in affiliation with the VA Long Beach Healthcare System

1992: The National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundation (NAVREF) was founded as a membership organization to help support NPCs

2000: The Long Beach Research Foundation changed its name to the Southern California Institute for Reach and Education – SCIRE

2003: SCIRE and UCI developed a formal research partnership