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.
Scroll down to search our archived databases that are no longer updated. Some of those are not available for direct download. In addition, for some databases we offer state slices and archived data that are not available through the website. Please contact us to receive these data sets.
If you are not an IRE member but would like to purchase our data, please call 573-884-7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Databases Maintained by IRE
|College Scorecard - Simplified||Dept of Education||Education||current||4|
|DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)||DOT||Transportation||Annually||1975-2014||1200|
|DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) - Simplified||DOT||Transportation||Annually||2003-2014||90|
|FBI Uniform Crime Reports||FBI||Public Safety||Annually||1993-2013||1024|
|Federal Campaign Contributions||FEC||Election Campaigns||Weekly||Current||142|
|National Bridge Inventory||DOT||Public Safety||Annually||1994-2015||330|
|National Inventory of Dams||USACE||Public Safety||Updated every 2 yrs||2018||28|
|SBA 7A Business Loans||SBA||Business||Annually||1953-2015||394|
|SBA Disaster Loans||SBA||Business||Annually||1980-2018||180|
Search Archived Databases
|AJC School Test Scores||Other||Other||2003-2011||220|
|Boat Registration||USCG||Transportation||No longer updated||2009||3594|
|Comprehensive Environmental Response (CERCLIS)||EPA||Environment||No longer updated||2007||590|
|Consolidated Federal Funds Report||Census||Federal Spending||No longer updated||1983-2007||77|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||CPSC||Public Safety||No longer updated||1990-2010||1617|
|DOE Campus Crime||DOE||Public Safety||No longer updated||2001-2013||1433|
|DOT Truck Accidents||DOT||Transportation||No longer updated||1988-2013||2897|
|DOT Truck Census||DOT||Transportation||No longer updated||2008||1853|
|DOT Truck Inspections||DOT||Transportation||No longer updated||2003-2008||2765|
|FAA Accidents and Incidents||FAA||Transportation||No longer available||1973-2016||518|
|FAA Aircraft Registry||FAA||Transportation||NO longer updated||1974-2016||290|
|FAA Airmen Directory||FAA||Transportation||No longer updated||1970-2016||1226|
|FAA Enforcements||FAA||Transportation||No longer updated||1999-2008||1126|
|FAA Service Difficulty Reports||FAA||Transportation||No longer updated||1990-2016||2048|
|FDA Adverse Event Reporting System||FDA||Health||No longer updated||1969-2012||2048|
|Federal Audit Clearinghouse||Census||Federal Spending||No longer updated||1997-2015||1024|
|Federal Contracts||GSA||Business||Link to website||6041|
|Federal Firearms/Explosives Licensees||ATF||Public Safety||Link to website||2010 – 2013||33|
|Federal Grants (FAADS)||Census||Federal Spending||No longer updated||1983-2008||997|
|Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)||DOT||Transportation||Link to website||1970-2014||933|
|Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)||FFIEC||Business||No longer updated||1992-2014||2621|
|IRS Exempt Orgs||IRS||Business||No longer updated||1979-2016||510|
|IRS Migration||IRS||Other||No longer updated||1992-2008||666|
|Medical Device Reports (MAUDE)||FDA||Health||No longer updated||1984-2013||5000|
|Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Database||CDC||No longer updated||No longer updated||1988-2005||1147|
|NAFTA Trade Adjustment Assistance||DOL||Business||No longer updated||1979-2005||46|
|NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System||NASA||Transportation||No longer updated||1988-2013||740|
|National Endowment for the Arts Grants||NEA||Federal Spending||No longer updated||1987-2006||41|
|National Practitioner Data Bank||HHS||Health||No longer updated||1990-2011||262|
|NHTSA Vehicle Recalls and Complaints||NHTSA||Transportation||No longer updated||1977-2007||1146|
|Nuclear Materials Events Database||NRC||Public Safety||No longer updated||1990-2011||38|
|OSHA Workplace Safety Data||DOL||Public Safety||No longer updated||1972-2013||6440|
|SBA 8A Business List||SBA||Business||No longer updated||2006||152|
|SEC Administrative Proceedings||SEC||Business||No longer updated||1989-2008||17|
|Social Security Administration Death Master File||SSA||Other||No longer updated||1937-2013||9216|
|Storm Events||NOAA||Public Safety||No longer updated||1950-2009||675|
|Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)||EPA||Environment||Link to website||1987-2007||921|
|Wage and Hour Enforcement||DOL||Business||No longer updated||1980-2010||3154|
Datasets covering employment outsourcing, workplace safety, home lending, and more.
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.
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.
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.