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HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table1

  Cross-Wave Public Biennial Public Restricted
License
Restricted
VDI Eligible
Other Public Health
  Tracker LOPN P&LF 1992 through 2012 SSA CMS NDI Other Geo Pens Contrib Off-Year Geo RAND Wealth Genetics Sensitive
Cross-Wave Public
Tracker File     Yes
Longitudinal OPN     Yes
Pension & Labor Force2     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Biennial Public          
1992 through 20123     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Restricted License          
SSA Administrative Data4 Yes Yes Yes   Yes   No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
CMS Research Data5 Χ   Χ   No Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ TBD Χ
Restricted VDI Eligible          
National Death Index Χ   Χ   Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Other Restricted6 Χ   Χ   Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Geographic Information Χ   Χ   No Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Pension Estimation Χ   Χ   Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Other HRS Public          
Researcher contributions     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Off-year, Internet, Mailout     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Geographic Region Info7     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
RAND Data8     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Social Security Wealth     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ
Health          
Genetic Data9     No TBD Χ Χ Χ Χ
Sensitive Health10     Yes Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ

Notes

1. Merge Restriction Codes:

  •  – No merge restrictions; VDI eligible.
  • Χ – May be merged under terms of HRS data confidentiality guidelines; other restrictions may apply. VDI eligible. Contact HRS for details.
  •  – No merge restrictions; not eligible for VDI, license required.
  • Χ – May be merged under terms of HRS data confidentiality guidelines; other restrictions may apply. Not eligible for VDI, license required. Contact HRS for details.
  • Yes – May be merged under terms of SSA MOU; not eligible for VDI, license required..
  • No – Data sets may NOT be merged at this time.
  • TBD – Link/merge status is under review.

2. Pension and Labor Force files:

3. Biennial Public Data Sets:

  • Core and Core Imputations
  • Exit and Exit Imputations
  • Post-Exit
  • RAND Core Income and Wealth Imputations
  • RAND FAT files

4. Data sets derived from SSA Administrative files are only available under traditional licensing procedures and are not VDI eligible. These include:

  • Respondent Cross-Year Benefits
  • Respondent Cross-Year Detail Earnings
  • Respondent Cross-Year Summary Earnings
  • Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Benefits
  • Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Detail Earnings
  • Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Summary Earnings
  • Form 831 Disability Records [Respondent; Deceased Spouse]
  • Supplemental Security Income [Respondent; Deceased Spouse]
  • Social Security Weights

5. See HRS/CMS Research Data for complete details on HRS-CMS Linkages. This linkage requires submission of the Restricted CMS Data Products Order Form. HRS-CMS research data are only available under traditional licensing procedures and are not VDI eligible.

6. This category includes all restricted data files not specifically mentioned in this table. See HRS Restricted Data: What's Available for a complete listing. Note: These files are VDI eligible.

7. Geographic information in all public files is recoded to the Census Division level.

8. This category includes RAND-HRS Data and RAND-CAMS Data and RAND-Family Data.

9. Visit the HRS Genetics page for information on genetic data offerings. Note: HRS data in the NIH GWAS repository (dbGaP) are available through the VDI; contact HRS Restricted Data Applications Processing for details.

10. Researchers seeking access to Sensitive Health Data must establish their institutional affiliation credentials via a Data Use Agreement before receiving authorization to access such data. Note: These files are VDI eligible.

Last change: September 25, 2015