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The Researcher's Guide to VA Data

VA Information Resource Center


VIReC HelpDesk

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VIReC supports VA researchers through our HelpDesk by providing individualized responses to requests from VA researchers about databases and information systems used for VA research. We provide information, advice, and referrals to experts.

Contact the VIReC HelpDesk

Contact our HelpDesk at for more information on how VIReC can assist you in research. VIReC responds to HelpDesk submissions within two business days.

VIReC prefers researchers contact us through our HelpDesk. Alternative methods for contacting VIReC are available on our "About Us" page.

Veterans & General Public

VIReC provides support for VA researchers. Veterans and the public may speak to a public affairs representative at a local VA facility for support or visit VA’s Contact Us page to connect with a VA representative by asking a question online, calling VA, or exploring VA’s FAQs and other resources.