More Databases and Research Tools

Public Use Databases

  • Health Surveys

    Available for free in the public domain, RAND's health-related surveys are designed for a wide range of purposes, including assessing patients' health, screening for mental health conditions, and measuring quality of care and quality of life.

  • RAND State Statistics

    RAND State Statistics is an expansive source of valuable social science data that covers a wide range of areas, including employment, energy, K-12 education, health and health care, business and economics, and crime.

  • Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey

    The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) studies adults, teens, children, and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. Survey data were collected in 2000-2001 and 2006-2008 and are available to researchers for public use.

  • RAND HRS Data Files based on the Health and Retirement Study

    The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal survey of the U.S. population over age 50 conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. RAND has made several data sets available to facilitate researchers’ work with the HRS.

  • Managed Health Care Survey Categorizes Critical Elements of Public Sector Arrangements

    This RAND Health survey captures key differences between managed and "unmanaged" care as well as differences among managed care arrangements, and it includes six domains predicted to have an impact on access, service utilization, costs, and quality.

  • Survey in Rural Bangladesh Explores Life-Cycle and Aging

    The Matlab Health and Socio-economic Survey (MHSS-1), conducted in 1996, provides a unique microlevel data set for research on aging. In particular, these data support in-depth analyses—not possible with existing survey data—on interrelated topics having to do with life-cycle investments in the physical, economic, and social well-being of adults and the elderly.

  • Longitudinal Survey Explores Indonesian Family Life

    The Indonesian Family Life Survey is an ongoing, longitudinal survey begun in 1993 that represents about 83% of the Indonesian population and includes over 30,000 individuals living in 13 of the country's 27 provinces.

  • Survey Data Provide Insights into Malaysian Family Life

    The Malaysian Family Life Surveys were conducted in 1976-1977 and 1988-1989. The surveys collected detailed current and retrospective information on family structure, fertility, economic status, education, and more from a partially-overlapping sample of more than 4,000 individuals and households.

  • Survey Examines Rural Guatemalan Attitudes toward Childhood Illness and Pregnancy

    The Guatemalan Survey of Family Health was designed to examine the way in which rural Guatemalan families and individuals cope with childhood illness and pregnancy, and the role of ethnicity, poverty, social support, and health beliefs in this process.

  • RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents

    With over 36,000 incidents of terrorism coded and detailed, the quality and completeness of the RDWTI is unparalleled, as it is built from the research of RAND staff with regional expertise, relevant language skills, and in-country field work experience.

  • Partners in Care Study Instruments

    Measures were fielded as part of "Partners in Care," a trial conducted to determine whether primary care clinics could implement practical programs for improving depression care for adults and to assess whether such programs could reduce disparities in care for minorities in comparison to usual care.

  • Student Traumatic Experience Recovery Toolkit

    RAND has released a toolkit that shows how to provide school-based mental health programs for students exposed to violence, natural disasters and other traumatic events. The toolkit will enable schools to help students displaced by natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

  • Survey of Pesticide Use During the Gulf War

    RAND conducted a survey designed to quantify the use of pesticides by the average U.S. military service member during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm between August 1990 and July 1991.

  • RAND Health Insurance Experiment

    The RAND Health Insurance Experiment was a 15-year, multimillion-dollar effort that encouraged the restructuring of private insurance, helped increase the stature of managed care, and shaped current understanding of how cost sharing affects health care use and health outcomes.

Research Tools

  • ExpertLens: An Online Modified-Delphi Approach to Stakeholder Engagement and Expert Elicitation

    When making complex decisions, researchers and policymakers often seek the input of many stakeholders and individuals with varied perspectives. ExpertLens is an online, modified-Delphi application developed by research and programming experts at the RAND Corporation to help achieve these goals easily and cost effectively.

  • Health Care Tools and Methods

    Developing tools for improving health is part of RAND Health Care's ongoing commitment to translate research into real-world solutions. The tools help individuals, organizations, and government define—and tackle—their own challenges.

  • Health Surveys

    Available for free in the public domain, RAND's health-related surveys are designed for a wide range of purposes, including assessing patients' health, screening for mental health conditions, and measuring quality of care and quality of life.

  • Calculator Shows the Cost of Crime and Value of Police

    Cost-of-crime and police effectiveness research can be used to measure how changing the size of police departments will affect overall crime costs to society.

  • PREPARE for Pandemic Influenza: A Toolkit to Improve Public Health Preparedness

    Mounting an effective emergency response to a public health threat, such as a pandemic influenza, is a common challenge of state and local public health agencies across the country. The PREPARE toolkit provides a brief tutorial on using quality improvement methods to build agency capabilities and public health emergency preparedness.

  • Building Water Efficiency Analysis Model (BEAM)

    To help building owners make better water-efficiency decisions, this model allows convenient assessment of potential value of water-efficiency investments.

  • The Largest Published Source of Random Digits and Normal Deviates

    A product of RAND's pioneering work in computing, the tables of random numbers in this book have become a standard reference in engineering and econometrics textbooks and have been widely used in gaming and simulations that employ Monte Carlo trials.