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Step 1 - Requesting access to SDS

Access to the data housed on the Synthetic Data Server (SDS) is granted by the relevant data provider. In order to access

Once access is granted, you will receive an account creation message, directing you to a page on this site.  Follow the instructions in the email for the initial password setup, set up your access to the system, and start computing.

While you are here:

The SDS has received funding through NSF grant SES-1042181 and BCS-0941226, and through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. We  ask that you acknowledge the use of resources provided through NSF Grants SES-1042181, BCS-0941226, and by the Sloan Foundation in your publications and other materials. Suggested acknowledgements:

This research was made possible through the use of Cornell University's Synthetic Data Server, which received funding through NSF Grants SES-1042181 and BCS-0941226, as well as through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Or

The research reported in this article used resources provided by Cornell University's Synthetic Data Server,
which received funding through NSF Grants SES-1042181 and BCS-0941226, as well as through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Citing the data

You should also cite the data (in your bibliography/reference list):

  • Citing the SIPP Synthetic Beta:
    • U.S. Census Bureau, "SIPP Synthetic Beta Version 6.0," {U.S. Census Bureau} [producer] and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor], Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA, [Computer file] , 2015.
      [URL] [Bibtex]
      @TECHREPORT{SSB6,
      author = {{U.S. Census Bureau}},
      title = {{SIPP} {S}ynthetic {B}eta Version 6.0},
      institution = {{U.S. Census Bureau} [producer] and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server
      [distributor]},
      year = {2015},
      type = {[Computer file]},
      address = {Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA},
      howpublished = {Computer file},
      organization = {Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor]},
      owner = {vilhuber},
      timestamp = {2015.01.10},
      url = {http://www2.vrdc.cornell.edu/news/data/sipp-synthetic-beta-file/}
      }
    • U.S. Census Bureau, "SIPP Synthetic Beta Version 5.1," {U.S. Census Bureau} [producer] and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor], Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA, [Computer file] , 2013.
      [URL] [Bibtex]
      @TECHREPORT{SSB5.1,
      author = {{U.S. Census Bureau}},
      title = {{SIPP} {S}ynthetic {B}eta Version 5.1},
      institution = {{U.S. Census Bureau} [producer] and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server
      [distributor]},
      year = {2013},
      type = {[Computer file]},
      address = {Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA},
      howpublished = {Computer file},
      organization = {Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor]},
      owner = {vilhuber},
      timestamp = {2013.06.10},
      url = {http://www2.vrdc.cornell.edu/news/data/sipp-synthetic-beta-file/}
      }
    • U.S. Census Bureau, "SIPP Synthetic Beta Version 5.0," {U.S. Census Bureau} [producer] and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor], Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA, [Computer file] , 2011.
      [URL] [Bibtex]
      @TECHREPORT{SSB5.0,
      author = {{U.S. Census Bureau}},
      title = {{SIPP} {S}ynthetic {B}eta Version 5.0},
      institution = {{U.S. Census Bureau} [producer] and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server
      [distributor]},
      year = {2011},
      type = {[Computer file]},
      address = {Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA},
      howpublished = {Computer file},
      organization = {Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor]},
      owner = {vilhuber},
      timestamp = {2013.06.10},
      url = {http://www2.vrdc.cornell.edu/news/data/sipp-synthetic-beta-file/}
      }

 

  • Citing the Synthetic LBD:
    • U.S. Census Bureau, "Synthetic LBD Beta Version 2.0," {U.S. Census Bureau} and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor], Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA, [Computer file] , 2011.
      [Abstract] [URL] [Bibtex]
      The Synthetic LBD Beta Data Product (SynLBD) is an experimental data product produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with Duke University, Cornell University, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose of the SynLBD is to provide users with access to a longitudinal business data product that can be used outside of a secure Census Bureau facility. The Census Bureau created version 2 of the SynLBD by synthesizing information on establishments' employment and payroll, establishments' birth and death years, and industrial classification. The Census Disclosure Review Board and their counterparts at IRS have reviewed the content of the file, and allowed the release of these data for public use.

      @TECHREPORT{SynLBD20,
      author = {{U.S. Census Bureau}},
      title = {Synthetic {LBD} {Beta} Version 2.0},
      institution = {{U.S. Census Bureau} and Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server
      [distributor]},
      year = {2011},
      type = {[Computer file]},
      address = {Washington,DC and Ithaca, NY, USA},
      abstract = {The Synthetic LBD Beta Data Product (SynLBD) is an experimental data
      product produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with
      Duke University, Cornell University, the National Institute of Statistical
      Sciences (NISS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the National
      Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose of the SynLBD is to provide
      users with access to a longitudinal business data product that can
      be used outside of a secure Census Bureau facility. The Census Bureau
      created version 2 of the SynLBD by synthesizing information on establishments'
      employment and payroll, establishments' birth and death years, and
      industrial classification. The Census Disclosure Review Board and
      their counterparts at IRS have reviewed the content of the file,
      and allowed the release of these data for public use.},
      howpublished = {Computer file},
      organization = {Cornell University, Synthetic Data Server [distributor]},
      owner = {vilhuber},
      timestamp = {2013.06.10},
      url = {http://www2.vrdc.cornell.edu/news/data/lbd-synthetic-data/}
      }