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.
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