Data Access Guidelines

Who can use these data?

Only University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and graduate students on a faculty or staff-directed research project are permitted to use these data. Interested users must complete required HCUP training and sign a data use agreement.


Fees and Services

HCUP datasets must remain on Sheps Center servers. Users can arrange for server access and support from Sheps Center IT Services by contacting Roger Akers ( An annual access and support fee may be required.