CJARS data access

We are solely authorized to distribute CJARS data through the U.S. Census Bureau’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network to qualified researchers on approved projects. FSRDCs are Census Bureau facilities, housed in partner institutions, that meet all physical and information security requirements for access to restricted-use microdata of participating agencies.

Data requests require a research proposal submitted to the U.S. Census Bureau. All proposals require approval before data is accessible for research. CJARS has developed a proposal guide to assist researchers interested in requesting CJARS data. Please read through the proposal guide fully prior to beginning work on a research proposal. If you have any questions about the proposal development process after reading the proposal guide, you can reach out to the CJARS team at cjars-data-users@umich.edu.