Data Downloads

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Data Alerts

  • View the Data Alerts page for notices of errors, corrections, or problems in HRS early and final public data releases and associated documentation.

Data Products

Choose a category to view descriptions and documentation for downloadable HRS data.

  • HRS Survey Data: Biennial, off-year, and cross-year data products.

  • RAND HRS Data: User-friendly products created from HRS data by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging.

  • Gateway HRS Data: User-friendly products compatible with international partner studies, created from HRS data by the USC Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy.

  • HRS Sensitive Health Data: Sensitive health data files available for download after a supplemental agreement is signed.

  • HRS-dbGaP Data: Cross-reference files to link HRS data to the HRS genetic data stored in the dbGaP system, available for download after a supplemental agreement is signed.

  • Researcher Contributions: Data products (unsupported by the HRS) provided by researchers sharing their work.

  • Cognitive Economics Study Data: These data products are hosted here on behalf of the Cognitive Economics Project, but are not derived from HRS data.

  • Special Access Downloads: If you have been granted access to Sensitive Health, HRS-dbGaP, or other special access download files, they will be listed on this page.