Rocky Mountain Research Data Center – Information Session

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Date(s) - 01/22/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

LSC 322, Lory Student Center

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Information Session
Monday, January 22, 2018, 10-11am
Lory Student Center, Room 322

Presentation by
Dr. Jani Little, Executive Director

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 overview of restricted data resources for RDC-based research and steps involved in gaining approval for 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 includes 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.

Economic Data: Includes censuses and surveys of business establishments and firms. Linked Business and Household Data combine federal and state administrative data on employers and employees with core Census Bureau censuses and surveys.

For more information contact CSU’s representative: economics professor and department chair, Dr. Anita Alves Pena at 970-491-0821 or