Data Holdings: Datasets available through the MiCDA Data Enclave

  1. Health and Retirement Study Restricted Data: Here is a list of current restricted data holdings. Visit the HRS Restricted Data Web site for more information on using restricted data for research.

  2. Health and Retirement Study Public Use Files: All HRS public use files are approved for use with the restricted data files listed above. For details on merge restrictions, please review the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table.

  3. Other files may be added to the MiCDA Data Enclave collection. Contact Enclave staff for details.

Software Tools: Software Available on Enclave Workstations

For statistical analysis and data management purposes, users have access to the following applications at each workstation:

  1. Statistical Analysis Packages (latest versions)
    • Stata
    • SAS
    • SPSS (Note: Users requiring SPSS should contact the MiCDA Data Enclave technical staff in advance)
  2. Tools for special programming projects:
    • The Health and Retirement Study Pension Estimation Program (2008) is available for use with Health and Retirement Study respondent and employer pension data. For further information on this program, please read the Pension Estimation Program Users Guide.
    • The Microsoft Office applications suite, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
    • MATLAB, a technical computing and application development environment for financial modeling and analysis. Details here.
    • AbSoft FORTRAN 90 (Contact technical staff in advance)
    • TextPad, a text editing program useful for source code and data file modifications
    • Perl and other scripting languages
    • Other programming tools can be provided; contact Data Enclave technical staff

Adaptive Technology

The MiCDA Data Enclave attempts to serve the computing needs of physically and visually impaired individuals. Prospective visitors who have special needs should contact the Enclave staff for assistance.

Workstation Information

There are six Enclave workstations; typical system characteristics:

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Last Change: June 19, 2014