Data » Third Party Redistribution of HRS Public Release Files

A number of requests have been received concerning third parties redistributing Health and Retirement public release files. Data librarians, archiving institutions, and other third parties are permitted to redistribute HRS public release files under the following restrictions:

  • Only public release files are to be distributed.
  • The third party must fill out and submit the New Users registration form.
  • All recipients of the files must personally fill out and submit the same registration.
  • Procedures must be in place to ensure that the restrictions listed above are fulfilled.

If you have any questions concerning this policy, please refer them via electronic mail to