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Data Products

The NWFSRDC offers researchers with approved projects access to over 200 restricted survey and administrative datasets not available in the public domain from the U.S. Census Bureau and other partner and collaborating agencies and entities from the U.S. Federal Statistical System.  

Contact us for up-to-date information on data availability and accessibility requirements as these change over time.  

Advantages of Restricted Data – Better Suited, More Accurate & Accessible

Many, but not all, of the data available through FSRDCs have public-release counterparts. These public data, however, often have geographic identifiers suppressed or available only for coarse geographies. What makes data at FSRDCs of particular interest to researchers is access to detailed geographic information, generally to the block and census-tract levels for surveys. FSRDC data also offer researchers less restrictive top-coding and censoring; additional variables (e.g., date of birth), some in greater detail (e.g., race/ethnicity) or sensitive (e.g., youth sexual behavior and mental health); full counts or larger samples; and original responses or “raw” data without imputations. Most notably, the presence of consistent identifiers across many of the available datasets supports research with linked data. Linked data products may already exist or be requested by researchers through their research proposal application for a fee.

Available Datasets

We provide below a listing of datasets currently accessible through FSRDCs. Visit for more information and documentation about these data. As new data resources are added frequently or data availability may change over time, we ask researchers to contact us for up-to-date information about the availability of particular datasets, especially before writing a research proposal. Researchers should also contact us to verify the eligibility requirements and fees to access data as these vary across federal agencies and type of data. Some data, like Bureau of Economic Analysis data for example, may only be accessed by U.S. citizens. 

Demographic and Economic Data

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  • Survey Data
    • American Community Survey (ACS)
    • American Housing Survey (AHS)
    • Current Population Survey Supplements
    • Current Population Survey (CPS ASEC) – March Supplement
    • Decennial Census
    • Mortality Disparities in American Communities
    • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
    • NCVS School Crime, Police Public Contact Supplements
    • National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS)
    • National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) – Young/Mature
    • Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
  • Administrative Data
    • Census Household Composition Key
    • Master Address File

  • Firm Surveys
    • Annual Business Survey
    • Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES)
    • Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS)
    • Business Expenditures Survey (BES)
    • Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS)
    • Enterprise Summary Report (ESR)
    • Exporter Database (EDB)
    • Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)
    • Service Annual Survey (SAS)
    • Survey of Business Owners (SBO)
    • Survey of Industrial R&D (SIRD)
  • Establishment Surveys
    • Annual Integrated Economic Survey
    • Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM)
    • Current Industrial Reports (CIR)
    • Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS)
    • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Insurance Component (MEPS-IC)
    • National Employer Survey (NES)
    • Plant Capacity Utilization (PCU)
    • Survey of Manufacturing Technology (SMT)
    • Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE)
  • Economic Censuses
    • Auxiliaries (AUX)
    • Construction Industries (CCN)
    • Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (CFI)
    • Manufacturers (CMF)
    • Mining (CMI)
    • Retain Trade (CRT)
    • Services (CSR)
    • Transportation, Communications, and Utilities (CUT)
    • Wholesale Trade (CWH)
  • Administrative Data
    • Compustat-SSEL Bridge (CSB)
    • Form 5500 Bridge File
    • Integrated Longitudinal Business Database (ILBD)
    • Longitudinal Business Database (LBD)
    • Ownership Change Database (OCD)
    • Standard Statistical Establishment CONTENT/Business Register (SSEL/BR)
  • Transactions Data
    • Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)
    • Foreign Trade Data – Export (EXP)
    • Foreign Trade Data – Import (IMP)
    • Longitudinal Foreign Trade Transactions Data (LFTTD)

  • Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD)
  • UMETRICs Data (Currently unavailable)

  • Social Security Administration through Census Bureau<
    • Numident
    • Data for CPS and SIPP respondents
      • Supplemental Security Record
      • 831 Disability File
      • Master Beneficiary Record
      • Summary Earnings Record
      • Detailed Earnings Record
    • Moving to Opportunity Survey (MTO)
    • Criminal Justice Administrative Records System (CJARS)

  • National Longitudinal Surveys (NLSY)
  • Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)
  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)
  • International Price Program (IPP)
  • National Compensation Survey (NCS)
  • Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS)
  • Producer Price Indices (PPI)

For information about the BLS Restricted Data Access (RDA) visit their website, contact the BLS RDA administrator at, or contact us at

  • Annual and Benchmark Surveys of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (Form BE-10/11)
  • Annual and Benchmark Surveys of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (Form BE-12/15)
  • Annual Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (Form BE-13)
  • Benchmark and Quarterly Surveys of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons (Form BE-120/125), Annualized Data
  • Benchmark and Quarterly Surveys of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons (Form BE-180/185), Annualized Data
  • Benchmark and Quarterly Surveys of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies with Foreign Persons (Form BE-45/140), Annualized Data
  • Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (Form BE-577), Annualized Data
  • Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (Form BE-605), Annualized Data

For information about the BEA Special Sworn Researcher Program visit their website, e-mail, or contact us at

  • Survey of Earned Doctorates
  • Survey of Doctoral Recipients

Health Data

Accessible Accordion

National Health Status Surveys

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) I, II, and III
  • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
  • Longitudinal Study on Aging I and II (LSOA)
  • National Survey of Family Growth
  • National Survey of Children’s Health
  • National Survey of Early Childhood Health
  • National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • National Asthma Survey

National Health Care Surveys

  • National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
  • National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
  • National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery
  • National Hospital Discharge Survey
  • National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)
  • National Home and Hospice Care Survey
  • National Employer Health Insurance Survey
  • National Health Provider Inventory
  • National Immunization Survey

Vital Statistics

  • Mortality and Multiple Mortality
  • Birth
  • Fetal Death
  • National Death Index
  • Marriage and Divorce

For information about NCHS FSRDC data visit their website, e-mail, or contact us at

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

For information about SAMHSA FSRDC data visit their website, e-mail, or contact us at

  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey<

For information about the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey visit their website, e-mail CFACTDC@AHRQ.HHS.GOV, or contact us at

New Data Resources

New data resources are frequently made available to FSRDC researchers. Contact us at for up-to-date information on available data resources.

Data Available via Remote Access

FSRDCs offer remote access to a number of datasets in cases where all eligibility conditions are met. Only researchers on approved projects where all requested datasets are eligible for remote access may apply for remote access. Eligible datasets generally include those collected solely under Census Bureau Title 13 protections as well as selected datasets from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The current list of datasets available for remote access as well as all eligibility conditions are available here. For more information about remote data access at the NWFSRDC contact us at