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Linking up with the NCHS Research Data Center

A collective blog to foster communication among RDC


Welcome to Linking up with the NCHS RDC!

We are so excited about all the possibilities this blog has for the future.  For those of you who are new to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Research Data Center (RDC), we are the gatekeepers to some of the most sought after health data in the field today. Visit our websites to learn more about NCHS ( or the RDC ( 

Linking up with the NCHS RDC provides the research community with a variety of opportunities including making connections, creating research teams, improving upon best practices, or discussing idiosyncrasies of the surveys, confidentiality and disclosure. The primary writers of the blog will be RDC staff, but we will also feature RDC researchers or representatives from a variety of surveys.  If you are interested in writing a blog post or have a topic idea, email us at with the subject “Linking up with the NCHS RDC-Blog Idea”.  It is our aim to have a new blog each month.  So you never miss a post, subscribe to our blog by email ( or RSS feed. 

Please take the next few weeks to review our blog policy and privacy statements.  While we welcome your comments, we will not respond to every question or comment. We ask that you join the RDC Listserv (, so we may build a research community that is able to assist us in answering questions or comments offline. 

Share this blog with anyone who has ever expressed interest in NCHS surveys or the RDC.

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Comments listed below are posted by individuals not associated with CDC, unless otherwise stated. These comments do not represent the official views of CDC, and CDC does not guarantee that any information posted by individuals on this blog is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. Read more about our comment policy ».

  1. October 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm ET  -   Peter Meyer

    I am very happy that we are opening a new venue for discussing research that is conducted using access to restricted use data through the RDC. The number of projects using the RDC has been growing year after year. We started with seven projects in 1998 and will have almost 150 in 2012. I hope that having a place for researchers to share their experiences will help increase that number next year and beyond. Have fun!

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