Research Data Center

Research Data Center (RDC)

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) operates the Research Data Center (RDC) to allow researchers access to restricted-use data. The RDC is responsible for protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents, study subjects, or institutions while providing access to the restricted-use data for statistical purposes. For access to the restricted-use data, researchers must submit a research proposal outlining the need for restricted-use data. The proposal provides a framework for NCHS to identify potential disclosure risks and how the data will be used.

Preparing for Proposal Submission

    1. Restricted Data
    2. Location of access
    3. The Proposal Process

Accessing Restricted Data

    1. Confidentiality
    2. Output
    3. Publishing Guidelines

Data from Other Agencies

The NCHS RDC makes restricted-use data from other agencies available to researchers.

Other federal agencies interested in having NCHS RDC make their restricted-use data available may contact .

Other Agency Restricted-use Data

Contact Information:
Research Data Center
3311 Toledo Road 5583
Hyattsville, MD 20782


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