Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI)

VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI)

VINCI is an initiative to improve researchers' access to VA data and to facilitate the analysis of those data while ensuring Veterans' privacy and data security. VINCI welcomes all researchers in the VA community to explore the environment and tools available.


VINCI is a partner with the Corporate Data Warehouse and hosts all data available through CDW as well as some unique data.

Example data sets are:

  • CDW extractions from VistA
  • MedSAS in SQL
  • DSS in SQL
  • TIU
  • Radiology notes

Please see the VINCI Central Intranet site at for a list of data available. Researchers may also bring in their own data.


VINCI hosts many types of analytical applications. Generally, these applications will run much faster in the VINCI server environment than on your local computers. We attempt to update to the latest versions. Example applications are:

  • SAS Grid
  • Stata MP
  • R

VINCI Workspace

Researchers will access the data along with the tools for reporting and analysis in a secure Workspace. The Workspace is provisioned so that each study has its own project site where multiple people can collaborate using a common set of software tools and files. VINCI staff can also provide an isolated virtual machine for specific development activities. VINCI has a common access point using Remote Desktop Connection to connect from anywhere within the VA network.

Projects in Development

VINCI staff are partnering with research groups to bring new types of data and new applications to VINCI. The focus is on structured data derived from text using natural language processing.

Get Started

For more information and to get started using VINCI, please visit our VINCI Central Intranet site at:

VINCI Cyberseminars


There no upcoming sessions at this time. Please check back soon.

Past Sessions

5/9/2024 - Grim Tales: Three Stories of VA Documentation Failures

3/14/2024 - Data Spelunking: Strategies for Exploring VA Data

2/8/2024 - SQL Query Optimization for Researchers

View more

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.