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Accessing Restricted Data

This section outlines the steps you should take after you have received an approval from the Review Committee. You will find that your proposal will serve as the foundation for your dataset, analysis and resulting output.

Typically, steps 1-4 happen simultaneously, you must complete all applicable steps before you begin your analysis. Due to the variability between projects we are unable to provide an estimate of how long it will take to access your data.

Step 1: Discuss your approval, merge, and fees with your RDC Analyst. Create a public-use/non-NCHS data file and email to your RDC Analyst.



Step 2: Review the Disclosure Review Manual and disclosure review procedures. Submit the Confidentiality Orientation Certificate and Designated Agent Forms.

Confidentiality and Disclosure

Step 3: Your RDC analyst will create your analytic data file once we have received your public-use/non-NCHS file and payment.

Step 4: Review the rules for your access mode. Mode of Access

Step 5: Conduct analysis and submit output for review.

Step 6: Update proposal for amendment or project extension. Proposal Amendment

Step 7: Send your manuscript to your RDC Analyst for review before submitting for publication. Finally, send your publication for the RDC user publications. Publication