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National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study Registry – For Investigators

The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) 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 NVVLS Registry staff to help you complete your study.

NVVLS Registry characteristics

Review a detailed list of NVVLS Registry characteristics including size, response rate, data collected, data dictionaries, and more. 

5 Steps to Accessing the NVVLS Registry 

  1. Submit a Research Resource Request form to NVVLS Registry staff at 

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

  3. Submit the application to the NVVLS Registry.

  4. All requests are reviewed for scientific and ethical merit. Data access is contingent upon approval by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and, if applicable, a VA Research and Development (R&D) Committee. To gain access, requestors must sign a VA data use agreement. Requestors must be fully compliant with VA data security, privacy and human subjects requirements.

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

Contact NVVLS Registry staff for more information.

Acknowledgement & Disclaimer Statements

This language is a requirement for all manuscripts, posters, or presentations that present NVVLS Registry data. If you have questions, please contact NVVLS Registry staff.

Acknowledgement Statement 

The creation and the ongoing development, management, and maintenance of the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study Registry (CSP #2007) is supported by the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research & Development. NVVLS Registry data collection was supported by contracts through the VA. Most importantly, the authors gratefully acknowledge the past and continued cooperation and participation of NVVLS Registry members and their families. Without their contribution, this research would not have been possible.

Disclaimer Statement

All statements and opinions are solely of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the NVVLS Registry, the VA, or the United States Government. 

Data Dictionary