PVARF may accept funds in the form of grants, agreements or gifts from such sources as: Federal (non-VA) agencies or private nonprofit agencies; commercial organizations involved in the development of new medical materials and devices or in support of medical research and/or education; personal contributions; or from organizations or individuals to defray the costs of scientific meetings, teaching or other legitimate educational functions.
Funds donated in support of an educational activity may be expended only after the Education and Training Committee or its designated committee as detailed in PVAMC Education policy has approved the activity. PVARF may support education for VA employees and VA patients or their families. Funds received for specific projects or activities will not be commingled with other donations. Separate accounts for each research project and education activity will be established in accordance with the appropriate OMB circular. At the end of a study, Investigators will follow closeout procedures.