NICAR DATA LIBRARY
The following is a list of databases maintained by NICAR. Click on a database name for more information or (if you are logged in as a member) to purchase the database. For each, a record layout is available as well as code sheets, when they are required. You can also download a 100-record data sample.
Note: For some databases we offer state slices and archived data that are not available through the website. Call 573-884-7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request slices or archived data.
If you are not an IRE member but would like to purchase our data, contact Liz Lucas at (573) 882-1982.
Read more about the Database Library here.
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|FAA Accidents and Incidents||FAA||Transportation||Weekly||1973-March 2014
|FAA Service Difficulty Reports||FAA||Transportation||Weekly||1990-current||2048|
|FAA Airmen Directory||FAA||Transportation||Monthly||Current||1226|
|FAA Aircraft Registry||FAA||Transportation||Monthly||1974-current||290|
|IRS Exempt Orgs||IRS||Business||Monthly||Current||510|
|SBA Disaster Loans||SBA||Business||Annually||1980-2014||180|
|Boat Registration||USCG||Transportation||No longer updated||2009||3594|
|Storm Events||NOAA||Public Safety||No longer updated
|Federal Grants (FAADS)||Census
||Federal Spending||No longer updated||1983-2008||997|
|NHTSA Vehicle Recalls and Complaints||NHTSA||Transportation||Update upon request||1977-2007||1146|
|National Bridge Inventory||DOT||Public Safety||Annually||1994-2013||438|
|SBA 7A Business Loans||SBA||Business||Annually||1953-2013||1157|
|DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System||DOT||Transportation||Annually||1975-2010||3921|
|Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)||FFIEC||Business||Annually||1992-2012||2621|
|OSHA Workplace Safety Data||DOL||Public Safety||Annually||1972-2013||6440|
|Comprehensive Environmental Response (CERCLIS)||EPA||Environment||No longer updated||2007||590|
|Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)||DOT||Transportation||Link to website||1970-2014||933|
|National Practitioner Data Bank||HHS||Health||No longer updated||1990-2011||262|
|Federal Firearms/Explosives Licensees||ATF||Public Safety||Link to website||2010 - 2014||33|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||CPSC||Public Safety||Update upon request||1990-2010||1617|
|SBA 8A Business List||SBA||Business||No longer updated||2006||152|
|Social Security Administration Death Master File||SSA||Other||Annually||1937-2013||9216|
|Nuclear Materials Events Database||NRC||Public Safety||No longer updated||1990-2011||38|
|DOE Campus Crime||DOE||Public Safety||Annually||2001-2012||1433|
|FDA Adverse Event Reporting System||FDA||Health||Update upon request||1969-2012||2048|
|FBI Uniform Crime Reports||FBI||Public Safety||Annually||1993-2012||1024|
|Federal Contracts||GSA||Business||Link to website||6041|
|Consolidated Federal Funds Report||Census
||Federal Spending||No longer updated||1983-2007||77|
|Federal Campaign Contributions||FEC||Election Campaigns||Weekly||Current||142|
|IRS-527 Political Organizations||IRS||Election Campaigns||No longer updated||40|
|Medical Device Reports (MAUDE)||FDA||Health||Update upon request||1984-2013||5000|
|Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Database||CDC||No longer updated||No Longer Updated
|NAFTA Trade Adjustment Assistance||DOL||Business||No longer updated||1979-2005||46|
|NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System||NASA||Transportation||Update upon request||1988-2013||740|
|National Inventory of Dams||USACE||Public Safety||No longer available
|National Endowment for the Arts Grants||NEA||Federal Spending||No longer updated||1987-2006||41|
|Federal Audit Clearinghouse||Census
|AJC School Test Scores||Other||Other||2003-2011||220|
|SEC Administrative Proceedings||SEC||Business||Update upon request||1989-2008||17|
|Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)||EPA||Environment||Link to website
|DOT Truck Accidents||DOT||Transportation||Update upon request||1988-2013||2897|
|DOT Truck Census||DOT||Transportation||Update upon request||2008||1853|
|DOT Truck Inspections||DOT||Transportation||Update upon request||2003-2008||2765|
|Wage and Hour Enforcement||DOL||Business||No longer updated||1980-2010||3154|
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Datasets covering employment outsourcing, workplace safety, home lending, and more.
- Election Campaigns
You know what they say about politics: Always follow the money. Our datasets will help you track campaign contributions and tax-exempt political advocacy groups.
A wealth of environmental data, including information about industrial pollution and toxic chemical spills.
- Federal Spending
The federal government gives out billions of dollars each year in contracts and grants. These datasets will help you track how the money is spent.
When doctors make mistakes, the federal government collects valuable data about what went wrong. Our datasets cover problems with medical devices and prescription drugs, among other things.
- No longer updated
NICAR maintains a robust archive of older data that is available for purchase. These datasets are no longer updated regularly, but they could be helpful for reporters seeking information about historical trends.
Includes records on state-by-state migration and a comprehensive collection of death information by the Social Security Administration.
- Public Safety
NICAR's public safety data covers much more than crime: critical infrastructure, such as dams and bridges; consumer product safety; and information about the transport of nuclear materials are all among the datasets you will find here.
NICAR offers numerous datasets to help you investigate transportation safety on land, sea and air. Among them, records on fatal accidents, hazardous material transport, airplane incidents, and boating accidents.