Data Products » Restricted Data » Audits

If you are a current user of Health and Retirement Study restricted data, or plan to be in the future, you should be aware that the HRS has adopted an audit procedure for all users of restricted data. The intent of this policy is to:

The audit process involves an unannounced visit to the work site(s) by an independent investigator, who will seek to verify compliance with the restricted userís data protection plan. Violations will be the subject of further investigation and may result in withdrawal of data access, among other possible penalties.

For further information, please read the full text of the Audit Announcement.

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