Use Existing Data

We have lots of data! We believe that the best way to make progress in the field of wellbeing research is to conduct that research collaboratively and from multiple viewpoints. We are happy to share data for new research or replication studies.

We do not typically release the entire data set for exploratory work. Given the large number of research projects conducted with this data, data requests must include specific research questions, data analysis plans, and other details in advance, so that we can coordinate projects and avoid redundancy. And of course, any projects that have generalizable research purposes will also require pre-approval from your IRB.

To initiate a project, please this data request form which covers many more details. Applications are reviewed annually in May and November. We encourage you to review the form well in advance so that you can review the associated documents and are prepared to include specifics like variable names and years in your request (Catalog documents are linked from the form for your review.) Submissions received by May 1st and Nov 1st will be reviewed over a 3-4 week period. Approved data requests are typically processed within 4-6 weeks following approval.

To learn more about available data, contact Dr. Nicole Brocato.