Using Confidential Federal Statistical Data at the Cornell Research Data Center

A series of three presentations will explain opportunities to use restricted‐access data through the Research Data Center (RDC) located at CISER. A wide variety of datasets produced by the
Census Bureau and other federal agencies are available, and the presentations will cover different types of data. In addition to describing the data, each talk will outline the proposal process used to access that data. These presentations will be especially useful to faculty, as well as doctoral students entering the dissertation stage of their programs. Interested researchers who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Nichole Szembrot.

Health Data
March 13 / 3:00 – 4:00 pm / Mann 102
A partnership with the National Center for Health Statistics and the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality allows researchers to access restricted‐use data from these agencies in the RDC. Census data related to health care and health insurance will also be highlighted.

Data on Establishments and Firms
March 21 / 6:00 – 7:00 pm / CISER, 391 Pine Tree Road
Available microdata include the Economic Census, surveys such as the Business Research &
Development and Innovation Survey, and the Longitudinal Business Database. Transaction‐level export and import data linked to information on firms operating in the U.S. will also be discussed. FREE PIZZA!

Data on Individuals and Households
March 26 / 1:00 – 2:00 pm / Warren B73
These data include restricted‐use versions of the Decennial Census, Survey of Income and
Program Participation, and other surveys. The presentation will also cover available administrative data, such as earnings records and data from the Moving to
Opportunity program.


Nichole Szembrot, Cornell RDC Administrator


William Block, Executive Director

Warren Brown, Research Director