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VIReC Database and Methods Seminar

Overview of VA Data, Information Systems, National Databases and Research Uses


by Maria Souden, MSI, PhD
Seminar date: 10/5/2020

Description: This session, Overview of VA Data, Information Systems, National Databases, and Research Use, kicks off VIReC’s Database & Methods series and provides an overview of VA data sources and their uses; available tools in the VA Research ecosystem; and additional resources for getting information about data. The VIReC Database & Methods Cyberseminar Series presents informational seminars to help VA researchers access and use VA databases for research and quality improvement. Sessions include information about: 1.) Available VA data and information systems; 2.) Uses of VA data in past research and new applications; 3.) Limitations of secondary data use in research; and 4.) Resources to support researchers’ use of VA data. Session Objectives • Provide a general understanding of VIReC’s mission and activities. • Introduce the FY21 Database & Methods Cyberseminar Series. • Describe VA data sources commonly used in Research and Quality Improvement projects. • Highlight select aspects of the content and use of key datasets. • Provide pointers to additional resources and supports for using VA data.

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