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The Researcher's Guide to VA Data

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VIReC Cyberseminars

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Cyberseminar Series

Cyberseminar Archive

VIReC cyberseminars are available as on-demand, archived presentations from the HSR&D Archive.

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VIReC hosts several cyberseminar series to provide expert discussion and guidance on key issues related to using VA data for research.

Database & Methods

In the Database & Methods Cyberseminar Series, faculty from VIReC and guest lecturers present informational seminars to help VA researchers access and use VA databases for research. The objectives of this series are to:

  • Demonstrate applications of VA data in research studies
  • Suggest “best practices” in using VA databases
  • Define approaches for using VA data to evaluate outcomes
  • Explore the limitations of secondary data for investigating specific concepts and outcomes

Seminars are typically held on the first Monday of the month from 1:00–2:00 PM (ET). View the current schedule or archived sessions.

Using Data & Information Systems in Partnered Research

This series focuses on the use of VA data and information systems in quality improvement projects and research-operations partnerships. Sessions highlight QUERI projects and Partnered Evaluation Initiatives, partnered research experiences, and operational data resources that are available to VA researchers.

The target audience for this series includes QUERI, Partnered Evaluation Initiative, and CREATE researchers and project staff, researchers focused on quality improvement, quality improvement managers, operations staff, and other key stakeholders.

Seminars are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (ET).

Visit VIReC's Partnered Research Cyberseminar Archive to view past sessions.

Good Data Practices

Discover best practices in data use and data management from seasoned health services researchers and data experts.

In VIReC's Good Data Practices Cyberseminar Series, researchers discuss how applying best practices to research data planning, management, and analysis can result in efficiencies in managing the research project, writing the paper, and preparing the analytic dataset for sharing.

Visit VIReC's Good Data Practice Cyberseminar Archive to view past sessions.

Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW)

VIReC hosts occasional cyberseminars on various topics related to the use of CDW data for VA research. Join experts from VIReC and guest speakers for these lively and informative presentations.

VIReC recommends these archived seminars for those new to using the CDW.

Clinical Informatics

In this currently archived series, presenters elaborate on applications of clinical informatics in research and quality improvement projects and explain how to evaluate clinical informatics and IT interventions.

Visit VIReC's Clinical Informatics Cyberseminar Archive to view past sessions.

Innovations in Healthcare Informatics

In this currently archived series, thought leaders and researchers engaged in innovative and cutting edge healthcare informatics research present their work to VA researchers and practitioners to help them elaborate important scientific areas for their future research.

Visit VIReC's Healthcare Informatics Cyberseminar Archive to view past sessions.

VIReC cyberseminars are supported by the Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER).

Upcoming Seminars

Register for an upcoming session by selecting register from the table below or by accessing the HSR&D Cyberseminar Catalog.

Date/Time* Presentation Series Presenter(s) Register
Overview of VA Data, Information Systems, National Databases and Research Uses Database & Methods Souden, M Register
Using Data & Information Systems in Partnered Research Series Kick-Off Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research Yano, E Register
EHR Modernization and Implications for Research Electronic Health Record Modernization Breeling, J
Souden, M

*All sessions are listed in Eastern time.