Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources

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The Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER) was established as a VA HSR&D national Resource Center in 2004. Located in Boston, CIDER provides a critical conduit for the dissemination of health services research and provides HSR&D with dissemination support through a variety of channels.


As with all VA centers, CIDER's mission is to improve the health and healthcare of our veterans. By distributing important HSR&D findings to policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers, and the general public, CIDER plays a pivotal role in supporting implementation of evidence-based research throughout VA. Our educational offerings (cyber seminars, annual meetings) provide the VA HSR&D community with regular opportunities to enhance health services research and to improve the health and outcomes of veterans.


CIDER's goal is to support dissemination and encourage the use of research-based evidence in making policy and clinical practice decisions aimed at improving quality, patient care, and health outcomes.

What's New from Cider

Recent Publications

Benefits and Harms of Cannabis in Chronic Pain or PTSD: A Systematic Review
Management Brief

HSR&D Research Briefs
Spotlight: 2016 HSR&D Award Winners, Research News, Publications

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Upcoming Cyberseminars

2/28/2017 12:00pm EST
Series: Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research
Title: Veteran Engagement and Access to Health Information: Collaboration in the Evaluation of the Blue Button Feature of My HealtheVet
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3/1/2017 2:00pm EST
Series: HERC Econometrics with Observational Data
Title: Natural Experiments and Difference-in-Differences
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