How Can VIReC Help?
VIReC assists researchers in need of information about data resources specific to their research.
New to Using VA Data?
VIReC provides guidance on getting started with using VA data, including resources and educational opportunities.
CMS Data for VA Research
VIReC serves as the data custodian for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data for research use in the VA.
Learn about calculating a comorbidity index for use as a risk adjustment in observational healthcare studies.
Starting May 8! Learn about planning for data use throughout the lifecycle of a research project in this VIReC cyberseminar miniseries.
This free application provides a user friendly means to electronically capture data.
Learn more about accessing these products.
Research User Guides: Detailed information on select data sources, including variable descriptions.
Working with VA Data: Information about VA data sources, topics, and tools.
Data Reports: Technical reports, data investigations, and data quality updates.
Summary Information: Current and historical information about dataset variables, counts, and frequencies.
Publications: A complete list of peer reviewed articles and journal supplements published by VIReC.
Tutorials: Step-by-step instruction on accessing and using select VA data and information systems.