Rocky Mountain Research Data Center information session February 9

Rocky Mountain Research Data Center information session will be Feb. 9 from 1-2 pm in the LSC 382

The Rocky Mountain Research Data Center, a federal statistical research data center, will host an information session for Colorado State University researchers on Wednesday, February 9 from 1-2 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Room 382.

The Rocky Mountain Data Center (RMDC) laboratory, located in Boulder, warehouses confidential health, population, geographic, and economic data collected by federal statistical agencies. This data is not publicly available but may be accessed and statistically analyzed via approved projects.

The information session will provide an overview of the data available and the steps for gaining approval for researcher access. This session is open to the public, but may be of most interest to researchers seeking to analyze the following types of data:

  • Health data, including restricted data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), including various surveys that have been linked with death records, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and claims, and Social Security benefits.
  • Population and geographic data, including censuses and surveys of households and individuals, including all records and complete geography, in many cases down to the block. Items such as income are not topcoded. Individual identifiers such as name, address, and social security numbers are not included.
  • Economic data, including censuses and surveys of business establishments and firms. Linked Business and Household Data combine federal and state administrative data on firms, employers and employees, both with and without core Census Bureau data from censuses and survey.

For more information, contact CSU’s RMRDC representative Professor of Economics Anita Alves Pena at 970-491-0821 or