PhD Dissertation

The IBM® MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicare Supplemental Databases

Request to use MarketScan Data for PhD Dissertation:

  1. NOTE: Use of these data is limited by agreement to PhD students working on their dissertation and enrolled in the UNC School of Medicine, the UNC School of Nursing, the UNC Gillings Global School of Public Health and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
  2. Request an initial phone consultation at
  3. IBM Watson Health® Attachment A must be submitted with signed MarketScan Data Use Agreement and IRB copy for approval to The Sheps Center will forward to IBM Watson Health. Form A can be requested at
  4. Once approved, arrange to pay invoiced fees direct to IBM Watson Health.
  5. Copy of completed dissertation must be provided to IBM Watson Health.