New Unified, Automatic User Registration System

May 15, 2001

Effective May 15, 2001, HRS has a unified user registration system for all Public data releases. Users who have registered under the new system since January 1, 2001, and have a user id and password, are already authorized under the new system. Users who registered under the old system which did not provide a user id and password will need to register to obtain these. Your username/password combination must be used whenever you wish to download data files.

To register, you must agree to the Conditions of Use governing access to Health and Retirement public release data.

Users who register under the new system will receive authorization immediately via email.

Through your registration, we are able to convey to our sponsors the size and diversity of our user community, allowing us to continue to collect these important data. Registered users will receive user support, as well as information related to errors in the data, future releases, workshops, and publication lists. The information you provide will not be for commerical use, and will not be redistributed to third parties. For more information concerning privacy issues, please read our Privacy Statement.

If you forget your password, the registration page also allows you to enter your username and email address and receive a new password by email.

If you have any further questions, send an email to