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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

  • Field Staff Dashboard
    The dashboard team just rolled out the "Data Curation" page on the Field Staff Reporting (FSR) Dashboard. This page includes data validation requirements for the project status of various boards, IRB project risk levels, and projects approaching an expiration date. You can access this new page using the left-hand navigation section. The "Data Curation" page is intended to provide the data and tools for each VAIRRS site to ensure the accuracy, completeness, consistency, and reliability of a program’s data. For any issues or discrepancies needing resolution from VA Central IRB or other groups outside of your purview, please reach out to

    Some of the VAMC-specific data curation email requests have been sent identifying all current issues in IRBNet. Please work to forward this communication to others as necessary. Individuals may subscribe to a specific VAMC distribution list to receive future communications using the VAIRRS Distribution Subscription List.

    Secondly, the "Site Audit" page is now under review by several VAIRRS sites. It can be used to quickly find relevant information that may be required for a site audit. If you would like to assist in the feedback process for this new page, please also reach out to
  • If you would like to learn more about the Field Staff Reporting dashboard updates, the recording of the VAIRRS End of Year Updates webinar is available.

    You can request access to your facility’s dashboard here (VA network only).

    Reminder: Once 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 23, 2024, there are 969 active projects related to COVID-19 research taking place at 81 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

Do you have ideas for improving the field dashboards? Do you have a request for a new dashboard development for your team? Please submit your suggestions to the VAIRRS Dashboard team using the online form at (VA network access only).

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 to 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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