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

Comparative Effectiveness of Proton Irradiation Treatment
Management eBrief

Effectiveness of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in High-risk Surgical and Medical Patients
ESP Report

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Upcoming Cyberseminars

7/2/2015 11:00am EST
Series: QUERI Implementation Seminar
Title: Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice: an Online Interactive Tool
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7/2/2015 3:00pm EST
Series: VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure
Title: DART – The Data Access Request Tracker Application
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