Vietnam-Era Twin Registry – Investigator Access - Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
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Vietnam-Era Twin Registry – Investigator Access

The VET Registry is open for access to qualified VA, VA-affiliated, and non-VA investigators working for not-for-profit, academic and research centers. Fees are based on services performed by the Registry to help you complete your study. 
Review a detailed list of VET Registry characteristics including size, response rate, data collected, and more.

5 Steps to Accessing the VET Registry

  1. Email the VET Registry Program Manager your intended research proposal (

  2. The Program Manager will provide you with a VET Registry Investigator Application. Anyone considering using the Registry must complete the Registry application at least 20 business days prior to when the submitting investigator needs completed Registry materials.

  3. Submit the application to the Registry.

  4. The application will be reviewed by the Scientific Ethics and Oversight Committee (SEOC). The SEOC consists of senior scientists in the fields of genetics, genomics, twin research, medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The SEOC provides external review and advises whether the intended research proposal is aligned with the mission and goals of the Registry. The SEOC considers the scientific merit of the study and the study’s contribution to a balanced research portfolio for the Registry. The SEOC also examines the availability of Registry resources, including members, data or biospecimens, level of subject burden, ethical treatment, and privacy implications to members.

  5. After approval, Registry staff will create a budget, narrative, letter of support, and signed consortium letter with the local VA R&D office.

Contact the VET Registry Program Manager for more information.