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Data Resources & Support: Data Repositories

Data Repositories

Full Text Reports-This site is specific to reports put out by governmental offices (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)) that contain statistics about federal employees and the federal workforce.


Data Science Central-This site is unique in that not only does it link to several datasets/repositories it groups then by whether the datasets are cross-disciplinary or a single dataset/repository.



Big Data Made Simple-This site has over 70 data repositories that are free or at least available to the public (some may require a fee)


Cross-disciplinary and single dataset

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system and is the gold standard of behavioral surveillance.

Other Federal Databases

Access to children's health data gathered through the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) as well as The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Child Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Supplement.


Also see:

Collects data on the health status and service needs of America’s children. It provides graphical and textual summaries of secondary data on more than 50 health-related indicators.


Collects data on the health status, behaviors, and indicators of women, families, and communities.


Conducts a national sample survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) every 4 years.


Provides data via 21 different topics including internationally collected data.



Two examples:

Global Development—Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The index tracks change in women’s empowerment that occurs as a direct or indirect result of Feed the Future interventions in targeted geographic zones within the initiative’s 19 focus countries. Data for the WEAI is collected every 2 years in 19 countries.



Hospital Charge Data across the country and within communities—These data include information comparing the charges for the 100 most common inpatient services and 30 common outpatient services. 


Also see The National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS):

Provides numerous lists of raw datasets including from the Veterans Administration, National School Food Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation, SNAP electronic benefits program, and Women Infants and Children Program.


Total Diet Study (TDS), collects data to determine levels of various contaminants and nutrients in foods including pesticide residues and toxic elements.



Nurses’ Health Study—Among the largest and longest running investigations collecting data on factors that influence women’s health.


Nutrition and health and disease investigation collecting data on males.


Largest national database on alcohol and other drug use on college campuses.


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International and Global Health Databases

WHO Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors.

WHO Immunization surveillance, assessment and monitoring collection, analysis and interpretation of surveillance data related to vaccine-preventable diseases.

WHO Cancer MondialAccess to various databases containing information on the occurrence of cancer worldwide.




United Nations—UN DataDatabase search engine covering 34 databases.

United NationsLarge selection of international database links.

United Nations Millennial Development Goals Indicators—Data, definitions, methodologies, and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.


United Nations Statistics Division—Social IndicatorsDatabase collection on social indicators covering a wide range of subject-matter fields. Click on “statistical products and databases”

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes ResearchLists 385 Database sources, including 185 from the U.S. 

Pan American Health OrganizationInternational public health agency that maintains major databases including core health indicators, regional mortality database, and databases from health programs.

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