If you are faculty or staff working with a restricted dataset that requires a data use agreement please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance reviewing and signing the agreement. You should not sign a data use agreement without consultation by the Office of Sponsored Programs. It is the policy of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville that the university will not review or sign a data use agreement on behalf of students. If you are a student who wishes to enter into a data use agreement for a restricted dataset, contact us and we will provide guidance.
Public Use Datasets
Public Use Datasets are data files prepared by investigators or data suppliers with the intent of making them available for public use. The data available to the public are not individually identified or maintained in a readily identifiable form.
The following list of public use data sets has been reviewed by the IRB with the intent of making these data files available for use with no further review by the UTK IRB necessary, as long as the following criteria are met:
- Research will not involve any merging of any of the data sets in such a way that individuals might be identified, and
- The researcher will not enhance the public data sets with identifiable, or potentially identifiable data.
IRB Review is required in the following cases:
- If investigators will merge or enhance data sets in such a way that individuals might be identified
- If the dataset is restricted use or if submission of a proposal to the data owner is required.
- If the investigator will seek to obtain additional information from the database owner.
- If a data use agreement is involved.
Investigators who wish to have additional data sets added to the inventory may submit to the IRB for review a Public Data Set Nomination Form. If the IRB finds upon review that the additional data set meets the established criteria, it will be added to the inventory.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Inventory of Public Use Data Sets
Users of public use data sets do not need to submit an IRB application to use such files or seek a determination that the use of the public data files meets the criteria for being exempt from IRB review.
|Federal Reserve System||Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF)|
|FINRA Investor Education Foundation||National FInancial Capability Study|
|Health Resources & Services Administration||Area Health Resources Files|
|Healthy Minds Network||Healthy Minds Study
Note: Restricted data sets require IRB review
|HIV Prevention Trials Network||Vaccine Preparedness Study/Uninfected Protocol Cohort|
|International City/County Management Association log in via UT Libraries||ICMA Datasets|
|International Country Risk Guide log in via UT Libraries||ICRG Table 3B Political Stability Data|
|International Terrorism log in via UT Libraries||Attributes of Terrorist Events (ITERATE) 1968-2010|
|ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Science Research) University of Michigan log in via UT Libraries||All ICPSR Public Use Data Sets may be used.
Submit an IRB application to use Restricted Data Sets.
|Medicare Hospice Compare Data Set||Provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, these data allow you to compare the quality of care provided by Medicare-certified hospice agencies throughout the nation. https://data.medicare.gov/|
|Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota||Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International https://international.ipums.org/international/|
|Murray Research Archive, Harvard University http://www.murray.harvard.edu/|
|National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. Department of Agriculture||Census of Agriculture and other data collected and distributed by NASS http://www.nass.usda.gov/|
|National Alliance for Caregiving||All public use files at this site|
|National Cancer Institute (NIH)||Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) http://hints.cancer.gov/|
|National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)||NCAA Injury Surveillance Program (ISP) http://www.ncaa.org/health-and-safety/medical-conditions/sports-injuries|
|National Health and Aging Trends Study||Public Use Files may be used
NOTE: NSOC & Other Sensitive Files, and Restricted File, require IRB review
|National Highway Traffic Safety Administration|
|NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development||https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/ICPSR/series/233|
|Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)||Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)|
|ORNL and U. S. Department of Energy Land Scan Datasets log in via UT Libraries||The LandScan Global Archive includes all of the historical datasets of the LandScan Global Population Database back to the year 2000.|
|Perceptual Robotics Lab (PeRL) at the University of Michigan||Ford Campus Vision and Lidar Data Set|
|Pew Research Center||Survey of Multiracial Adults|
|RavenPack||RavenPack News Analytics 4.0 www.ravenpack.com/products|
|Research Data Assistance Center, University of Minnesota||Medicare Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) http://www.resdac.org/cms-data/files/hcris|
|Roper Center for Public Opinion Research log in via UT Libraries|
|St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital||Childhood Cancer Survivor Study https://ccss.stjude.org/|
|Social Explorer log in via UT Libraries|
|Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL) log in via UT Libraries||Library of data files from eight topically-based health and social science collections|
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)||The SAMHDA site, presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), offers easy access to substance use and mental health data for analyses.|
|UK Data Service, University of Essex and University of Manchester||National Child Development Study http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000032|
|United Nations Statistics Division||UNdata|
|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)||California Health Interview Survey (public use data files only)|
|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)||Social Science Data Archives|
|University of Essex Institute for Social and Economic Research||British Household Panel Survey|
|University of Michigan Institute for Social Research||Health and Retirement Study Survey of Consumers (SCA)|
|University of Michigan National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging||Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent Vital Elderly, 1999-2001 (ACTIVE), public data only. Apply through IRB to use restricted sets.|
|University of Minnesota||FINBIN places detailed reports on whole farm, crop, and livestock financials at your fingertips.|
|U.S. Census Bureau||Household Pulse Survey|
|University of Washington National Institute on Aging||National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center|
|University of Wisconsin Data and Information Services Center||Better Access to Data for Global Interdisciplinary Research BADGIR|
|University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging||Midlife in the United States (MIDUS)|
|US Agency for International Development||Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) http://www.dhsprogram.com/|
|US Department of Agriculture||Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=14392|
|US Department of Commerce||US Census Bureau U. S. Foreign Trade Data log in via UT Libraries|
|US Department of Education||National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/|
|US Department of Health and Human Services||Hospital CompareNational Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC)Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network|
|US Department of Justice||National Crime Victimization Survey School Crime Supplements|
|Vanderbilt University||Latin American Public Opinion Project|
|Washington State Department of Health||Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS; public data only)|
|World Bank||World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, and additional statistical data files from the World Bank|
|World Health Organization||Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS) www.who.int/chp/gshs/en|