Home » Getting Started with the HRS

This page provides a guide to the most useful links within this site to help new users become familiar with the study.

Some tips on using HRS data products:

  • In order to download HRS data, you will first need to register.
  • Researchers at RAND have prepared cleaned, easy-to-use, and streamlined versions of final release data sets for eleven HRS interview waves (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008). Visit RAND contributions to HRS for more information.
  • The Data Collection Path provides a visual overview of HRS data collection efforts, past, present and future.
  • HRS respondent information can be linked to restricted data sets derived from administrative data sources as well as genetic data.