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Data Access Project (DAP)

For more information, contact:

Mei-Hua Huang, DrPH or
Sharon Stein Merkin, PhD

Download Dataset Excel File

This is a pilot program funded by the Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) to support the training, productivity and future funding opportunities of research fellows and junior faculty by:

  • Increasing their awareness of selected existing data sets;
  • Helping them identify optimal data sets in which to conduct their studies;
  • Facilitating their development of pilot funding applications to support the conduct of their work (if they do not have a research stipend), and;
  • Making experienced epidemiologists/analysts available for hire, to conduct the secondary data analysis or mentor the fellow/faculty member in its conduct.

DAP Data Newsflash

In line with the current theme of the UCLA OAIC, "Inflammation, Aging, and Independence," we would like to highlight datasets that include a rich selection of inflammatory markers:
Longitudinal studies: MIDUS, MESA, ARIC, CARDIA, CHS, SWAN, HRS, SOF, MrOS
Cross-sectional studies: NHANES
Please see descriptions for each of these datasets below, and click here for a detailed list of available inflammatory markers in each dataset.

 

Datasets administered by Sharon Stein Merkin, PhD

Study Name/Design Data Information Data Access Follow-up Procedures
Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC)/Longitudinal ARIC website Proposal must be submitted and approved by ARIC Publication committee. Final manuscript must be submitted and approved by P&P before submission to journal.
Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)/Longitudinal CHS website
Internal website password needed for detailed information.
Proposal must be submitted and approved by CHS Publication committee. Final manuscript must be submitted and approved by P&P before submission to journal.
Coronary Artery Disease in Young Adults (CARDIA)/Longitudinal CARDIA website Proposal must be submitted and approved by CARDIA Publication committee. Final manuscript must be submitted and approved by P&P before submission to journal.
Health and Retirement Study (HRS)/Longitudinal HRS website Public access from website; no proposal needed; registration required. Certain sensitive data are restricted and require approval for use. No further approval needed, analysis guidelines are available for HRS researchers. Citation acknowledgment required
Mid-Life Study in United States (MIDUS)/Longitudinal MIDUS website Public access via the ICPSR: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/series/203/studies/2760; Registration required. Certain data restricted and must be obtained directly from MIDUS CC. No further approval needed. Citation acknowledgment required
Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)/Longitudinal MESA website
(internal password can be obtained from MESA for more detailed data information)
Proposal must be submitted and approved by MESA Publication committee. Analysis and manuscript progress must be reported to P&P. Final manuscript must be submitted and approved by P&P before submission to journal.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)/Cross-sectional NHANES website Public Access; no proposal needed; data downloaded from website. Note: some data need separate approval from the RDC (for example, geocoded/mortality data) No further approval needed, although extensive guidelines are available for NHANES researchers. Citation acknowledgment required

Datasets administered by Mei-Hua Huang, DrPH

Study Name/Design Data Information Data Access Follow-up Procedures
Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)/Longitudinal SWAN website If not affiliated with SWAN, submit application to the coordinating center using online data access request system or email application to swanaccess@edc.pitt.edu Submit Concept Proposal for Submission to Publication committee. Any publications including poster, abstract and manuscripts require approval from Publication committee before submission
Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS)/Longitudinal MrOS website Submit application to the coordinating center for data access Submit Concept Proposal for Submission to Publication committee. Any publications including poster, abstract and manuscripts require approval from Publication committee before submission
Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF)/Longitudinal SOF website Public access from website; no proposal needed; registration required. Unavailable data: Osteoarthritis and bone structual geometry of the hip. Submit Concept Proposal for Submission to Publication committee. Any publications including poster, abstract and manuscripts require approval from Publication committee before submission
Rancho Bernardo Study/Population-based longitudinal Not onlline See contact person Proposal not required, but need to check overlap issue
Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions (PEPI) Trial/RCT Not onlline See contact person Proposal not required, but need to check overlap issue
Yoga for Kyphosis Trial/RCT Not onlline See contact person Proposal not required, but need to check overlap issue