The Synthetic Data Server (SDS) was set up to provide early access to new synthetic data products by the U.S. Census Bureau. These datasets are made available to interested researchers in a controlled environment, prior to a more generalized release.
At present, two datasets are made available on this server:
How to request access to the data is described on the next page. Access requests are reviewed for feasibility, but not otherwise restricted.
Once the data provider has signed off on the access, you will receive an account creation message from us with further instructions.
Educational use of the server and data
We encourage and support use of the server and data for educational purposes (use of synthetic data, basic use of SIPP or LBD). Please contact us for support materials and additional info.
- Conducting Research Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) (Aug 8, 2016, @ U of Michigan)
- Cornell ECON 7530 - [Industry Dynamics] (Fall 2016 @ Cornell U)
In this section
- Step 1 - Requesting access to SDS
- Step 2 - First login to SDS
- Step 3 - Setting up access to SDS
- Step 4 - Using the SDS
- SDS Bibliography
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on SDS
The server replaces the previous SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) server.