Rocky Mountain Research Data Center Info Session

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Date(s) - 02/12/2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am

LSC 382, Lory Student Center

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Information Session

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:30-11:30am

Lory Student Center, Room 382

Presentations by

Dr. Jani Little, Executive Director

Dr. Phil Pendergast, Survey Statistician/Administrator


The RMRDC allows statistical analysis of health, population, and economic data collected internally and confidentially by federal statistical agencies that are NOT otherwise available for public use. It is a physical laboratory located in Boulder, set up according to the guidelines of the Census Bureau to ensure data protection. This session will provide an overview of the restricted data available and steps involved in gaining approval for RDC projects.

Health Data: Includes restricted data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), including various surveys that have been linked with death records, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and claims, and Social Security benefits.

Population Data: Includes censuses and surveys of households and individuals, including all records and complete geography (in many cases down to the block). Items such as income are not topcoded. Individual identifiers such as name, address, and social security numbers are not included, however.

Economic Data: Includes censuses and surveys of business establishments and firms. Linked Business and Household Data combine federal and state administrative data on firms, employers and employees, both with and without core Census Bureau data from censuses and surveys.

For more information: Dr. Anita Alves Pena, CSU’s representative, 970-491-0821,