Work with Large Datasets

Use Large Datasets, Available at No Cost

Available Datasets

  • American Hospital Association annual survey
  • Area Resource Files
  • National Inpatient Sample
  • Kids' Inpatient Database (KID)
  • National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)
  • selected State Inpatient Databases (SID)
  • selected State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD)

Data Use Process: Simple application process and a secure remote data environment

Find Large Datasets

  • The Large Dataset Inventory helps scientists find the best datasets for your project.
  • Information on 80+ local and national health datasets searchable by population, time frame, study design, unit of observation.

How to Use Large Datasets in Research

  • Find facts and figures for your proposal, manuscript, and presentation background.
  • Learn more about using Online Browsable Datasets

Consultation Services

UCSF faculty and senior staff provide advice in:

  • Study design/conceptualization
  • Addressing common methodological issues in analysis of observational data
  • Data dataset selection
  • Dataset acquisition
  • Administrative support
  • Dataset uploading and downloading
  • Query design and cohort selection
  • Dataset cleaning
  • Dataset linking
  • Programming support
  • Collaboration, building collaborative relationships for data sharing

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These services are brought to you by the Comparative Effectiveness Large Dataset Analysis Core (CELDAC) and CTSI at UCSF. CELDAC is a partnership between Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) and Academic Research Systems (ARS).