Access to Non-Public Federal Microdata through the Boston Research Data Center

Boston Research Data Center

The Harvard Chan School recently purchased an institutional subscription to the Boston Research Data Center (BRDC), which greatly reduces the cost of accessing non-public federal microdata for School researchers. These microdata represent unit-level or otherwise highly-disaggregated data on individual persons or households and fine geographic units such as blocks or zip code.The BRDC provides secure, on-premises access to perform statistical analyses on non-public microdata from 16 federal agencies including:Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and QualityAdditional information on the data available, the process to access the facility, and additional costs that may apply can be found on our School’s BRDC information webpage.