Do you need an estimate of the number of women who received a mammogram in the last year?
Are you looking for descriptive statistics of the state population for the grant proposal you are writing?
Do you need to obtain a subset of raw natality data from the last five years?
Are you searching for someone to assist your research team in acquiring and linking various databases throughout the course of your project?
Whatever your data needs are, the EDRC will help you fill them! We'll work with you to determine what information you are looking for, then provide the desired data to you quickly and in the format that is the most useful for you.
The EDRC specializes in secondary data--existing data that were collected for a variety of purposes rather than to answer a specific research question. Such data include those collected from surveys, medical records, vital records, or the census. Most of our data are at the national level, although arranging access to data at other geographic levels is often possible. Our resources for electronic data include:
National Center for Health Statistics
U. S. Census Bureau
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Cancer Institute
Various other local, state, and national institutions
Check out our data catalog. If we don't have the data you need, we'll try to point you to a resource that does.
The EDRC provides geographic information system (GIS) services, such as mapping. We also coordinate the MCW GIS User Group and function as a source of GIS information in the MCW community. Learn more at our GIS Resources page.
The EDRC will attempt to provide your data in the format that is most suitable to you. Depending on the nature of the request, certain formats will work better than others. Our most common data formats are:
- SAS data files
- Stata data files
- SPSS data files
- ASCII data files
A variety of media options are available for storage of your data, including:
The following policies have been established to guide the proper usage of EDRC data:
The data services of the EDRC are limited to persons at MCW or its affiliated institutions.
Original databases and documentation shall remain within the EDRC. The EDRC will provide files of necessary data and documentation to users.
Users of data obtained through the EDRC must adhere to data use guidelines established by the EDRC and appropriate institutions or departments.
The EDRC will assist with your data needs and projects for $100/hour. Costs for EDRC data services vary depending on the nature of the request. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding how many hours a project may take.