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  1. Is the Master Address File that the Census Bureau uses for data collection public use or not?
  2. We've had some interest on campus in developing a data archive for data generated by research performed by the college's students and faculty. We're working on developing procedures for migrating disclosure risk for human published guidance on what is an acceptable disclosure risk level. My statistical consultant informs me that it is mathematically impossible to get the disclosure risk (as measured by mu-Argus) down to 0, but nobody seems to be able to tell me what level of disclosure risk other archives consider appropriate , what level the U.S. government uses when preparing its microdata products, etc.
  3. Does anyone know if the Guatemalan national surveys data are freely available, or have experience acquiring this data? The Guatemalan government seems to make only the most recent year's available online.
  4. I have an international collaborator and need to include the Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for his institution. He does not know whether his institution has this or not. What do you suggest?
  5. A student of mine is interested in a survey called the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada. Can you help her with access?
  6. I am a doctorate student and am interested in analyzing Add Health and NLSY data. Where can I get permission to access the data? Could I publish a paper with the data analyzed?
  7. I need a longitudinal data file that has multiple measures of blood pressure. The sample should include women of all races.
  8. I want to apply for the restricted version of PSID data (geocode). Can you clarify what sort of secure environment PSID requires.
  9. I am working on a grant proposal with a colleague in the medical school. Her grants person told her that the restricted Add Health data requires a non-networked computer. Is this true? We would prefer NOT to have to include a computer in the budget if possible.
  10. ICPSR has the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation (EHSRE) study but it only has the public use file. Where is the restricted version of the data and what are the access conditions?
  11. How do I map a network drive? A restricted space has been set up for me on the network, but I cannot see it.
  12. What level of geography do natality detail files go down to?
  13. Do you know anything about the National Longitudinal Mortality Study? I am interested in whether the cause of death (CAUSE) is available in the public use data.
  14. Has anyone gotten clearance for the American's Changing Lives study, currently PI'd by Michigan researchers Jim House and Paula Lantz? We use the data because it's in-house, but if I wanted to put it in an R03 for October, would I need to go through IRB for approval?
  15. I’m interested in putting in two small grant proposals over the next few weeks – and both will be completely secondary data analysis – one of the data sets (MIDUS) is available through ICPSR and the other is the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which is publicly available. What is the UM policy on public use data and IRBs?
  16. I'm interested in looking at birth weight as a measure of child well-being. I can only find this in the Child Development Supplement (CDS), but this is only available from 1997 on.
  17. I am at the Universityof Minnesota, Economics department. I am looking for the data on households income across sectors in the year 2003 in Russia. To be more precise, I need the data on low-income households employees compensation and high-income households employee compensation across sectors. If you have any idea what would be a good source, I would greatly appreciate it.