Provider: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service-Health and Retirement Study

Data Use: Cannot merge new files w/o amendment

Language from Contract:
FOR HRS: 8. a-c. No attempt will be made to link Restricted Data with anyother dataset, except as specified in the approved Research Plan; specifically, there may be no linkages of:

a. any HRS Restricted Dataset with any other HRS Restricted Datasets; or

b. any HRS Restricted Dataset containing information derived from Social Security Administration records, with any dataset containing geographic information at a level of aggregation more detailed than Census Division, except with explicit written permission from the Social Security Administration.

c. any HRS Restricted Dataset with any other dataset without written approval from HRS.

FOR CMS: 10. The User agrees that, absent express written authorization from the appropriate System Manager or the person designated in section 20 of this Agreement to do so, the User shall not attempt to link records included in the file(s) specified in section 5 to any other individually identifiable source of information. This includes attempts to link the data to other CMS data file(s). A protocol that includes the linkage of specific files that has been approved in accordance with section 4 constitutes express authorization from CMS to link files as described in the protocol.

Detail: Will be a combination of HRS and CMS