NICAR Database Library
The following is a list of databases available for purchase through NICAR. Click on a database name to see a more detailed description of the database 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.
If you would like to order a database offline, a state slice, or archived data you can do so by calling 573-884-7711 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an academic institution that would like to purchase our data for research purposes, please contact Liz Lucas at (573) 882-1982.
Read more about the Database Library here.
Search our databases
Search our data below or filter to see databases by agency or by topic. Click "updated" to see which databases are updated weekly, monthly and quarterly, and click it again to see which annual updates we've most recently completed. For each database, a record layout is available, as well as code sheets, when they are required. You can also download a 100-record data sample from each database.
|FAA Accidents and Incidents||FAA||Transportation||Weekly||1973-current||518|
|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||1980-2012||180|
|Storm Events||NOAA||Public Safety||Annually
|Federal Grants (FAADS)||Census
|NHTSA Vehicle Recalls and Complaints||NHTSA||Transportation||Annually||1977-2007||1146|
|National Bridge Inventory||DOT||Public Safety||Annually||1994-2012||438|
|SBA 7A Business Loans||SBA||Business||Annually||1953-2012||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||Annually||2007||590|
|Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)||DOT||Transportation||Annually||1970-2007||933|
|National Practitioner Data Bank||HHS||Health||Annually||1990-2011||262|
|Federal Firearms/Explosives Licensees||ATF||Public Safety||Annually
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||CPSC||Public Safety||Annually||1990-2010||1617|
|SBA 8A Business List||SBA||Business||Annually||2006||152|
|Social Security Administration Death Master File||SSA||Other||Annually||1937-2011||9216|
|Nuclear Materials Events Database||NRC||Public Safety||Annually||1990-2011||38|
|DOE Campus Crime||DOE||Public Safety||Annually||2001-2009||1433|
|FDA Adverse Event Reporting System||FDA||Health||Annually||1969-2012||2048|
|FBI Uniform Crime Reports||FBI||Public Safety||Annually||1993-2011||1024|
|Consolidated Federal Funds Report||Census
|Federal Campaign Contributions||FEC||Election Campaigns||Weekly||Current||142|
|IRS-527 Political Organizations||IRS||Election Campaigns||Monthly||Current||40|
|Medical Device Reports (MAUDE)||FDA||Health||Monthly||1984-2013||5000|
|Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Database||CDC||No longer updated||No Longer Updated
|NAFTA Trade Adjustment Assistance||DOL||Business||Annually||1979-2005||46|
|NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System||NASA||Transportation||Annually||1988-2013||740|
|National Inventory of Dams||USACE||Public Safety||No Longer Available
|National Endowment for the Arts Grants||NEA||Federal Spending||Annually||1987-2006||41|
|Federal Audit Clearinghouse||Census
|AJC School Test Scores||Other||Other||2003-2011||220|
|SEC Administrative Proceedings||SEC||Business||Annually||1989-2008||17|
|Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)||EPA||Environment||No Longer Updated
|DOT Truck Accidents||DOT||Transportation||Annually||1988-2013||2897|
|DOT Truck Census||DOT||Transportation||Annually||2008||1853|
|DOT Truck Inspections||DOT||Transportation||Annually||2003-2008||2765|
|Wage and Hour Enforcement||DOL||Business||Annually||1980-2010||3154|
Browse our databases
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.