The East Bay Institute for Research & Education (EBIRE) has just emerged from a 2-year period of dormancyÖand itís great to have it back!

EBIRE is a California not-for-profit corporation, organized as a 509(a)(1). In conjunction with the Veteranís Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS), EBIRE exists in order to facilitate medical and pharmacologic research with funds from sources other than Veteranís Affairs itself. There are 82 non-profit research corporations (NPCís) across the U.S. like EBIRE, each affiliated with their regional VA health care system. EBIREís service area is Northern California, from east of San Francisco to the borders of Oregon and Nevada.

EBIREís newly appointed leader is Dr. John C. Johnson. John has a doctorate in organizational psychology, a masterís degree in industrial social work, and a bachelorís degree in business psychology. As the new President & Executive Director for EBIRE, John brings 28 years of leadership experience from both the public and private non-profit sectors.

Through the VANCHCS, EBIRE has access to highly trained clinical specialists, many with dual appointments with both the VA and major medical centers, including UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco & Stanford. The VANCHCS serves approximately 420,000 veterans dispersed over approximately 40,000 square miles. Given proximity to the UC Davis Medical Center, our new headquarters in Mather and large outpatient clinic in Martinez are the two primary research locations. We also have outpatient clinics located across N. CA, where on occasion VA personnel also engage in specific research activities:

  • Chico
  • Fairfield
  • Mare Island
  • McClellan
  • Oakland
  • Redding
  • Yuba City
  • Yreka

The EBIRE-VANCHCS collaborative provides Veterans with the opportunity to access state-of-the-art care, and to foster an environment for scientific and intellectual exchange.


Mission Statement

To promote research approved by the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System by providing resources in which investigators may conduct safe, quality research.


  • Promote research relevant to the health of Veterans
  • Provide Veterans with access to clinical trials
  • Conduct high quality research in a safe, effective manner
  • Apply basic science knowledge to an understanding and treatment of diseases
  • Seek opportunities which will allow investigators to conduct patient orientated research
  • Develop collaborative relationships with individuals, groups, and research communities
  • Support investigators by providing an infrastructure necessary to conduct research


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