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VIReC provides guidance essential for helping VA researchers use data and information systems.
VIReC Cyberseminars provide expert discussion and guidance on key issues related to using VA data for research.
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VIReC is an HSR&D funded resource center. Our mission is to advance VA capacity to use data effectively for research and quality improvement and to foster communication between research data users and the VA healthcare community. VIReC conducts research and collaborates with experts in the field to create a knowledge base of factual and evaluative information. VIReC shares this knowledge with VA researchers through our products and services.
It’s not too late to check out VIReC’s Good Data Practices Series! Learn about best practices in data use and management in this popular cyberseminar series. Researchers from the field discuss how study design and data decisions have influenced data planning, management, and analysis in their studies. Archived presentations for 2017 and previous years are available in HSR&D’s VIReC Cyberseminar Archive (filter by series for Good Data Practices.)
March 29: CDW: A Conceptual Overview 2017
April 03: Assessing Race & Ethnicity
April 05: CDW: Locating Its Documentation 2017