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Information Forum Requirements to Promote Knowledge Capture Knowledge Sharing and Community Interaction on the VHA Data Portal


CIRSS researchers are collaborating with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Information Resource Center (VIReC) on a project to analyze the socio-technical aspects of VA’s HSRData-L Listserv. VIReC is a VA Health Service Research & Development Service (HSR&D) resource center that supports VA researchers in need of information about data resources specific to their research. HSRData-L is a virtual community of VA researchers who share their collective knowledge and experience about VA data and information systems for the betterment of research focused on Veteran’s issues.

The project aims to better understand essential socio-technical aspects of the listserv and the information ecology in which it sits to maximize the findability and re-use of information generated by VA data users and to provide recommendations for improving its infrastructure.

Project PI(s)

PIs: Catherine Blake, Maria Souden (Veterans Affairs); Co-PI: Mike Twidale
Project Contact: Catherine Blake
Funded by: US Department of Veterans Affairs

Research Area(s)

Socio-technical Data Analytics
Faculty, researchers and students in the Socio-technical Data Analytics Group design, develop, and evaluate new technologies in order to better understand the dynamic interplay between information, pe…

Project Team

Catherine Blake (PI)
Michael Twidale (Co-PI)
Caryn Anderson (Graduate Assistant)