Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I ask for help or get more information?

For questions or more information, please contact:

Please submit openVA issues for bugs or requests on GitHub at

How can I learn more about how to use the openVA software?

The publication on The openVA Toolkit for Verbal Autopsies by Richard Li and the openVA Team is a useful resource for the R implementation of openVA, which includes

  • an overview of several VA algorithms (including InSilicoVA and InterVA)

  • a description of the data formats

  • examples of using the openVA to assign causes of death and examine the results