MnRDC Newsletter | Spring 2019

Data Announcements

2014 LEHD Snapshot is now available!
The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data has been updated and a new snapshot up to 2014 is now available. Contact Rachelle if you have questions about this innovative dataset or the advantages of the 2014 snapshot.

2010, 2011 & 2013 CPS Civic Engagement Supplement is now available!
The CPS Civic Engagement Supplement includes information on the level of participation in organized groups, extent of political action and knowledge, extent of connections with other community members, and how often individuals get news and information from various media sources. Contact Rachelle if you are interested in learning more about the data and the advantages of the restricted data.

New RDC Project!

Geographic and Occupation Distribution of Hepatitis E Virus in the United States
Investigator: Christopher Campbell
This study has two primary aims. First is to characterize Hepatitis E Virus seroprevalence across the different census regions in the US. The second is to determine if different occupational groups – namely those with animal exposures – are at a greater risk of becoming infected with Hepatitis E Virus. The investigator is using data from the restricted version of NHANES 2009-2016 to access geographic and occupational data; most of which are withheld from the public data set. Additional analyses into demographic patterns, where possible, will further the goal of understanding the distribution of Hepatitis E Virus in the United States.

General Announcements

Co-Sponsor Seminar Talks
Would you like to invite an FSRDC researcher to your department for a seminar to talk about research produced within the FSRDC network? Contact Cathy Fitch about MnRDC co-sponsoring your seminar. We can advertise to other MnRDC users and we have funds available to contribute to travel expenses. Rachelle can attend to answer questions about how to access similar data in the FSRDC. Contact Cathy at [email protected]

Proposal Development
Do you have an idea for a research project in the MnRDC? Feel free to contact us to discuss possible research opportunities. We are available to help clarify what data may be available, the requirements for using the data, and in developing a proposal. To get you started, a list of available datasets can be found here. Contact Rachelle at 612.626.4365 or [email protected] to get started.

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MnRDC User News

Upcoming Holidays and Events
3/15 — Rachelle is out of the office
4/1-4/3 – Rachelle is out of the office
4/5 — Rachelle is out of the office
5/27 – Memorial Day (Federal Holiday)

As a federal facility, the RDC is not supported on federal holidays. Also, unless researchers make arrangements in advance, Rachelle will be working from home on days when the University is closed. Additional information regarding coverage days that Rachelle is out of the office will be sent closer to the dates listed above.

MnRDC is part of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers.