Five agencies directly provide data through Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. Each agency has its own review and approval process.
In addition to the agencies directly providing data, many agencies who sponsor surveys also participate in the Research Data Center program by allowing surveys they co-sponsor to be made available. In addition to data collected from respondents, statistical agencies are relying more heavily on administrative data from other federal agencies to conduct their programs. These data are also being made more accessible within the Research Data Centers. A detailed list of these agencies, with links to the data they make available, is provided below.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) makes selected restricted Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data available to qualified researchers through Research Data Centers.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis is the world’s trusted, impartial source of comprehensive data about the U.S. economy.
Collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice system.
Measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Administers data collection, analysis, and reporting to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources.
The Census Bureau makes a wide variety of business, household, and workforce data available to qualified researchers through Research Data Centers.
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information.
Protects human health and the environment.
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) makes most NCHS restricted data available through Research Data Centers.
Provides statistical data on the U.S. science and engineering enterprise.
Has a long history of collecting data to deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public.
Informs and enhances public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development.
Creates strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
HUD Public and Indian Housing Information Center Data (PIC)
PIC is part of the HUD Assisted Renters administrative records database.