NICAR DATA LIBRARY

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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Scroll down to search our archived databases that are no longer updated.

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 [email protected]

Databases Maintained by IRE

DATABASEAGENCYTOPICUPDATEDDATESSIZE (MB)
Boat AccidentsUSCGTransportationAnnually1969-2015465
College Scorecard - SimplifiedDept of EducationEducationcurrent4
DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)DOTTransportationAnnually1975-20141200
DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) - SimplifiedDOTTransportationAnnually2003-201490
FBI Uniform Crime ReportsFBIPublic SafetyAnnually1993-20131024
Federal Campaign ContributionsFECElection CampaignsWeeklyCurrent142
National Bridge InventoryDOTPublic SafetyAnnually1994-2015330
National Inventory of DamsUSACEPublic SafetyUpdated every 2 yrs201695
SBA 7A Business LoansSBABusinessAnnually1953-2015394
SBA Disaster LoansSBABusinessAnnually1980-2015180

Search Archived Databases

DATABASEAGENCYTOPICUPDATEDDATESSIZE (MB)
Wage and Hour EnforcementDOLBusinessNo longer updated1980-20103154
AJC School Test ScoresOtherOther2003-2011220
Boat RegistrationUSCGTransportationNo longer updated20093594
Comprehensive Environmental Response (CERCLIS)EPAEnvironmentNo longer updated2007590
Consolidated Federal Funds ReportCensusFederal SpendingNo longer updated1983-200777
Consumer Product Safety CommissionCPSCPublic SafetyNo longer updated1990-20101617
DOE Campus CrimeDOEPublic SafetyNo longer updated2001-20131433
DOT Truck AccidentsDOTTransportationNo longer updated1988-20132897
DOT Truck CensusDOTTransportationNo longer updated20081853
DOT Truck InspectionsDOTTransportationNo longer updated2003-20082765
FAA Accidents and IncidentsFAATransportationNo longer available1973-2016518
FAA Aircraft RegistryFAATransportationNO longer updated1974-2016290
FAA Airmen DirectoryFAATransportationNo longer updated1970-20161226
FAA EnforcementsFAATransportationNo longer updated1999-20081126
FAA Service Difficulty ReportsFAATransportationNo longer updated1990-20162048
FDA Adverse Event Reporting SystemFDAHealthNo longer updated1969-20122048
Federal Audit ClearinghouseCensusFederal SpendingNo longer updated1997-20151024
Federal ContractsGSABusinessLink to website6041
Federal Firearms/Explosives LicenseesATFPublic SafetyLink to website2010 – 201333
Federal Grants (FAADS)CensusFederal SpendingNo longer updated1983-2008997
Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)DOTTransportationLink to website1970-2014933
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)FFIECBusinessNo longer updated1992-20142621
IRS Exempt OrgsIRSBusinessNo longer updated1979-2016510
IRS MigrationIRSOtherNo longer updated1992-2008666
Medical Device Reports (MAUDE)FDAHealthNo longer updated1984-20135000
Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death DatabaseCDCNo longer updatedNo longer updated1988-20051147
NAFTA Trade Adjustment AssistanceDOLBusinessNo longer updated1979-200546
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting SystemNASATransportationNo longer updated1988-2013740
National Endowment for the Arts GrantsNEAFederal SpendingNo longer updated1987-200641
National Practitioner Data BankHHSHealthNo longer updated1990-2011262
NHTSA Vehicle Recalls and ComplaintsNHTSATransportationNo longer updated1977-20071146
Nuclear Materials Events DatabaseNRCPublic SafetyNo longer updated1990-201138
OSHA Workplace Safety DataDOLPublic SafetyNo longer updated1972-20136440
SBA 8A Business ListSBABusinessNo longer updated2006152
SEC Administrative ProceedingsSECBusinessNo longer updated1989-200817
Social Security Administration Death Master FileSSAOtherNo longer updated1937-20139216
Storm EventsNOAAPublic SafetyNo longer updated1950-2009675
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)EPAEnvironmentLink to website1987-2007921

Business
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.

Environment
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.

Health
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.

Other
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.

Transportation
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.