Data Products » Restricted Data Product List
Although some HRS datasets are unrestricted and are available to any registered user, other HRS datasets are restricted, and are available only under specific contractual conditions. This sub-section of the HRS Public Web site is designed to serve researchers who wish to gain access to such restricted datasets. The restricted datasets that are currently available to qualified researchers are listed on this page. Documentation for many of these files is available from the HRS Public File Download Area (registration required). You may wish to review the documentation to see if the restricted file in question will meet your research needs. Go to the RDA Overview page for information on how to obtain access to HRS restricted data.
There are a number of restrictions on merging restricted data files with each other. For example, restricted data derived from SSA administrative records may not be merged with geographic information. For details on merge restrictions, please review the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table.
For your convenience, an Order Form for Restricted Data Products is available (pdf format).