Veterans Affairs Agreements

Last updated on July 27, 2016 7 min read Proposal Submission - Veterans Affairs Agreements

Intergovernmental Personnel Agreements (IPAs) and Contracts

Boston University is an academic affiliate of VA Boston Health Care System (VABHS), located at 150 South Huntington Ave, Boston, and the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA), located at 200 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA.

Mechanisms used to establish funding with federal entities, as for example, a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, include Intergovernmental Personnel Agreements (IPAs) and contracts.

IPAs are established between the federal government entity (usually, VA) and Boston University, while contracts may be established between BU and VA, and between BU and the VA non-profit research foundations that operate on VA premises. At VA Boston Health Care System, Boston VA Research Institute (BVARI) is the non-profit entity. At Beford VA, the Bedford VA Research Corporation (BRCI) is the entity.

Intergovernmental Personnel Agreements (IPAs)


VA Contracts and VA Foundation Contracts

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

MOUs for BU/VA Investigators

Investigators with joint appointments at BU and VA are required to have a current Memorandum of Understanding on file at SP-MED at all times. MOUs provide a way to understand and certify committed effort at each institution, whether compensated or not.

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