Requests for Analytic Data

Send an email to the CER-SI team to request a free consultation about your Medicare data needs. Please include a general description of your research project or proposal.

Upon receipt of your email, the CER-SI team will arrange a time to meet with you. The consultation may address the following topics:

  • Identifying the appropriate study design and data resources for your research question.
  • Assessing the advantages and disadvantages of various study designs and data sources.
  • Providing information about CMS Medicare data use agreement requirements.
  • Providing advice about other TraCS resources.

As you proceed with development of your research plan, keep in mind that the CER-SI team can function as either consultants or collaborators for your project. As consultants, we will provide advice about your research plan and assist in the identification and preparation of a database applicable to your research question. As collaborators, our role may include study design, analysis planning, programming assistance, and/or interpreting results.