Available Webinars

Requesting CMS Data: Process and Timeline

Date Recorded: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017

This webinar provides an overview of the process and time involved in making a request for CMS restricted (identifiable) data for a research project. The video will cover the steps, the organizations involved, and estimated length of time for the process so that researchers can adequately plan.

Intended Audience: External researchers that are planning to request CMS identifiable data for a research study

Introduction to the CCW/VRDC for the CMS Innovator Research Program

Date Recorded: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Introduction to the Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (CCW) Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC) webinar for the CMS Innovator Research Program is provided to prospective Innovator Researchers to give a high-level overview of the CCW, its history, and what will be available once access is granted. An overview of the CCW’s evolution, the CCW Website contents, the remote connection process, and the VRDC desktop is provided.

Note: As of 4/26/18, the Medicare Encounter data (Part C) are available beginning with calendar year 2015.

Overview of the Innovator Research Program

Date Recorded: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Overview of the Innovator Research Program webinar provides a description of the program, data available and cost, data access, and the request process.

Introduction to the Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC)

Date Recorded: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This webinar will describe the CMS Virtual Research Data Center, the data available, cost, technical considerations, and advantages of using it.  The webinar will be delivered by ResDAC and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) staff.

State Research Request Process

Date Recorded: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

This webinar will address the unique features of the State research request process that allows for data sharing.  ResDAC will address the data available, pricing, and describe the process and documentation needed to submit the request.