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VIReC Good Data Practices

Access to Data Series: Research Access to VA Data (Session 1 of 3)

by Angela Jannotta, BA ; Linda Kok, MA
Seminar date: 3/28/2022

Description: This cyberseminar is the first in a series of three focused on the processes, regulatory requirements, and resources for accessing VA data for research, preparatory to research, and operational/quality improvement purposes. We'll begin with the most complex first - research access to VA data. Our primary goal is to increase VA researcher awareness and understanding of how to obtain the data needed to support their research aims on behalf of Veterans.

This session will kick off a 3-part series discussing access to VA data. To register for parts II and III of this series, visit the Access to Data Series: Preparatory to Research Access to VA Data and Access to Data Series: Operations Access to VA Data registration pages.

* To outline types of data access and the various data sources, tools, and provisioning options for research
* To explain Common Rule (IRB), HIPAA, and VA requirements for research
* To provide a brief overview of the VHA Data Portal, DART application, and other data request processes for research

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