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VAIRRS dashboards

VAIRRS provides dashboards that offer users customized and tailored data, metrics, analytics and decision-making tools. The VAIRRS approach to dashboards ensures they are self-updating and automated without the need for service providers to update metrics or sources.

Benefits of Dashboards
  • Consolidated overview of the research data
  • Ability to run custom reports for data analysis and reporting
  • Ability to leverage data for decision-making
  • Easy data auditing capabilities


Current Dashboards available to the field:

  • National Researcher Dashboard
    We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the dashboard portfolio. The National Researcher Dashboard was published in October 2022 for all VA researchers. As a researcher, you will have the necessary tools to search the national IRBNet dataset for active research projects. The National Researcher Dashboard is located here.
National Researcher Dashboard

Reminder: if you have not already requested access to your facility's dashboard, you can request access here. Please submit all feedback to VAIRRS@va.gov

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  • Field Staff Dashboard
  • The VAIRRS Field Staff Reporting Dashboard has been updated to ensure increased accuracy and improve search capabilities. The dashboard for your facility is intended to provide insight to your facility’s IRBNet data, support management of the research program and provide a reporting toolset. You can request access to your facility’s dashboard here.

    ReminderOnce your access is approved, please refer to this link for access.



Field Staff Dashboard

Sample dashboard of local facility




  • COVID-19 Research Dashboard
  • As of January 17, 2023, there are 949 active projects related to COVID-19 research taking place at 83 VA medical centers across the country. The projects submitted to VAIRRS can be easily tracked via our COVID-19 Research Dashboard. The COVID-19 Research Dashboard allows users to search studies by specific topic and/or location.

    The COVID-19-related projects submitted to the VAIRRS platform support and advance VA’s clinical and research missions, ultimately helping Veterans affected by the disease.

COVID-19 dashboard



VAIRRS Dashboards FAQs
  1. Who can have access to Dashboards?
    Any VA employee can request access to a VAIRRS Dashboard.

  2. How is the data for my facility being used?
    VAIRRS uses the data in the dashboards for regular reporting, leadership briefs and decision making. The VAIRRS goal is create a trustworthy authoritative data set so that the data in the dashboards can also be leveraged for auditing purposes.

  3. Where does the data in the dashboards come from?
    Most of the data in the dashboards is pulled from the data and wizards in IRBNet. If a dashboard is pulling data from an additional source, it will be defined in the VAIRRS data dictionary.

  4. How often is the data in dashboards refreshed?
    The data in the dashboards are updated on a weekly basis and updates from the prior week will reflect on the following Monday.

  5. If a site has a multi-site IRB, will they have access to the studies reviewed for other sites in the Field Staff Dashboard?
    Individuals should only have access to the studies reviewed at their own site.


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