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BD-STEP Overview and Links

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Welcome to BD-STEP

FY19 Cohort – October 2018


Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) has both fellows (those paid by the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations) and trainees (those in Without Compensation (WOC) appointments at a site).

When you begin working on your project, you will be using the VA Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) and VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI).

NLP programs and Linux development workspaces are able to administer their own software needs if they have the proper elevated ‘0’ account privileges from their local IT department. The proper account privileges are requested through a NMEA (Non-eMail Enabled Account) request and handled at the local IT level. This can take a significant amount of time as it requires additional security checks.




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