The North Florida Foundation for Education and Research, Inc. (also known as NFFRE) is a non-profit corporation that was authorized by Congress under U.S Code 7361-7366. NFFRE was created to provide flexible funding opportunities for research and education initiatives at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. The main goal of NFFRE is to use our research to make strides in the field of veterans' medicine and to educate others on our findings. NFFRE was established to support the research and education activities of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans' Health System but is legally distinct from the system. NFFRE is governed by a Board of Directors, all of whom are uncompensated. NFFRE is also a member of the National Association of Veterans Research Foundations (NAVREF) and is registered with grants.gov, the System for Award Management (SAM), The Electronic Research Administration commons (eRA), and has a current federal wide assurance certificate with The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). NFFRE is a 501(c)(3) corporation and was incorporated in 1997.
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