Office of Research & Development
Research requests for NDS data containing Real SSNs, submitted through the Data Access Request Tracker (DART), will be reviewed by VIReC. New procedures, implemented to streamline the review process, require researchers to complete a new form – Real SSN Access Request (Available on the VA intanet only: http://vaww.vhadataportal.med.va.gov/DataAccess/DARTRequestProcess.aspx Copy and paste into your browser if you have intranet access.) – and have it signed by their local IRB Chair and ACOS-R.
The researcher will submit the Real SSN Access Request to the IRB Chair and ACOS-R.
The form is submitted as part of the researcher's data request in the national Data Access Request Tracker (DART) system.
Information for researchers is available from the "Real SSN Data Request Process" page on the VIReC website (This is available on the intranet only. If you have intranet access copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://vaww.virec.research.va.gov/Access/Real-SSN-Request-Process.htm).
Contact VIReC at VIReCRealSSNReview@va.gov with any questions.