Gateway Help

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • How do I cite the Gateway?
  • I can't find the aging study I am interested in on the Gateway. What studies do you include?
  • I am interested in using a study which I see on the Gateway but I don't see a Harmonized version of this study. What studies do you Harmonize?
  • How can I register for the original study so that I can gain access to the study data and Harmonized datasets?
  • Where do I download the data?
  • How can I access a Harmonized dataset?
  • Do you provide Harmonized data in formats other than Stata?
  • The Stata code I downloaded from the Gateway uses different file names than the data I have. Why is this?
  • My version of Stata won't let me open the Harmonized dataset because there are too many variables. What can I do?
  • I see a question in the questionnaire that does not have a harmonized variable. How can I merge the harmonized dataset with the original study data?
  • What is the difference between the RAND HRS and the Harmonized HRS?

Instructions for Commons Tasks

  • Search for relevant survey items or Harmonized variables
  • Find Harmonized variables for common topics
  • Browsing for relevant survey items
  • Create a new graph or table
  • Search for relevant publications
If you are new to using the Gateway to Global Aging Data, check out our recent webinar video.
For other assistance or questions, please write to help@g2aging.org.