Provider Resources on Project 112/SHAD
VA offers a range of health services, educational materials for health care providers and patients, and research studies that examine health effects of participation in Project 112/Project SHAD.
- Educational materials
At VA’s request, the Department of Defense (DoD) developed fact sheets for each Project 112/SHAD test, which include information on the test dates, location, agent/stimulant used and whether DoD has provided VA the roster of personnel involved.
- Research on health effects of Project SHAD
To date, there is no clear evidence of specific, long-term health problems associated with participation in Project SHAD. The Health and Medicine Division (formally known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a study sponsored by VA and presented findings in the 2007 report Long-Term Health Effects of Participation in Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) . The same conclusions were found in a 2016 Report. Read the 2016 follow up report, Assessing Health Outcomes Among Veterans of Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense).