Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center Data

Data from the Atlanta VA office can be accessed with the help of the Atlanta Research and Education Foundation (AREF).  The Foundation collaborates between the Atlanta VA Medical Center, academic institutions, government research organizations, and private companies in order to aid in the advancement of research and education at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.  All data is pulled through the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) CDW.

Requesting the Data

All requests for Atlanta VA Data must go through the Atlanta Research and Education Foundation (AREF)

View instructions for having a project approved 

  1. PIs must first register for an AREF account, and fill out a Page-18 investigator sheet. 
  2. Point of contact for IRB for VA research is Daniel Roysden (
  3. Subcomittee and full R&D Committee approval is required


Computer Training: CITI and VA-specific TMS trainings

In-Person Training: Before engaging in human subject research, PIs and staff need to complete a didactic human subjects training session. Contact the Clinical Studies Center or the SIO office for more information.

Available VINCI CDW Data

CDW Production domains (SQL)

  • Allergies
  • Appointment
  • BCMA (Bar Code Medication Administration)
  • Consult
  • Dental
  • Dimensions (CDW)
  • Fee (Purchased Care)
  • Health Factors
  • Immunization
  • Inpatient Encounters
  • Lab Chemistry
  • Lab Microbiology
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Orders (CPRS)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Outpatient Visits
  • Patient (Demographics)
  • PCMM
  • SPatient
  • Staff
  • SStaff
  • Vital Signs

CDW Raw domains (SQL)

  • Beneficiary Travel (CBO)
  • Bill Claims (CBO)
  • Compensation & Pension Exam
  • Electronic Time Attendance
  • Emergency Dept. Int. Software (EDIS)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Inpatient Pharmacy-IV
  • Inpatient Pharmacy-Unit Dose
  • Healthe Vet
  • Non-VA Meds
  • Oncology
  • Paid
  • Prosthetics
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

VINCI Accessible Databases

  • DSS (AKA - MCA) NDE (SQL and SAS)
  • Vital Status (SQL, SAS, and AITC Mainframe)
  • BIRLS (SAS and AITC Mainframe)
  • MedSAS including VetsNet (SAS and AITC Mainframe)
  • Care Assessment Need Scores (SQL)
  • HERC (SQL)
  • AITC Mainframe
  • Coming soon - Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) modeled data