VIReC (Veterans Affairs Information Resource Center)
The VA needed assistance with the VIReC mission to improve the quality of research using VA databases and information systems. VIReC was established to support VA researchers and clinicians who use databases and informatics by evaluating the reliability and validity of data used extensively in VA health services research. VIReC develops and disseminates knowledge about databases of interest to VA researchers; provides service to researchers who require information about data resources specific to their research; and represents interests of researchers regarding VA databases and information systems. VIReC also provides detailed and summarized information on VA and non-VA data sources of particular relevance to VA research. VIReC staff, scientists, and advisors include database experts, informatics experts, research methodologists, and experts for various VA database content areas.