Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is an independent nonprofit biomedical research and science education organisation committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations. Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, VARI has grown into a premier research and educational institution that supports the work of more than 330 scientists, educators and staff. VARI is dedicated to determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson’s and other diseases and translating those findings into effective therapies. 

The Cure Parkinson's Trust joined with Van Andel Institute in 2014 as part of the Linked Clinical Trials initiative.