SEER-Medicaid: Cost of Acquiring Data
The SEER-Medicaid data files are created by Information Management Services, Inc. (IMS), the information technology contractor for NCI. Outside researchers are asked to reimburse IMS for the cost of producing the data, as listed below.
The quoted costs are for files containing cancer cases that are newly diagnosed in each year. Other analyses, such as identifying all persons who died of a selected cancer in a year, may require special programming at additional cost. Please note that IMS cannot undertake extensive special programming. Additional cleaning and data modification are the responsibility of the investigator. IMS will begin processing a data request upon receipt of payment.
All charges will be periodically reviewed to determine whether they are fairly recovering IMS's costs and may be changed without notice.
|SEER-Medicaid Cancer File||$500|
|Medicaid Enrollment File||$500|
|Census Tract File||$0|