Table of contents
  1. alpha.data.gov
  2. COMMERCE
    1. GPS
      1. Global Positioning System (GPS)
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Weather
      1. Weather Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Census Data
      1. Census Data
  3. ENERGY
    1. Outlook and Analysis
      1. Independent Authoritative Statistics
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Energy Star
      1. Energy Star
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Your Energy Usage
      1. Green Button
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    4. Your Car's Data Stream
      1. OpenXC Platform
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    5. Solar Development
      1. Renewable Energy Analysis & Decision Tools
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  4. HEALTH
    1. Recalls and Safety Alerts
      1. Recalls and Safety Alerts
    2. Medicare Plans
      1. Medicare Plans & Performance
    3. Hospital Quality Data
      1. Hospital Quality Data
    4. Public Health Data
      1. Public Health Data
    5. Clinical Trials
      1. Public & Private Clinical Trials
    6. Health Indicators
      1. Health Indicators Warehouse
    7. Your Health Record
      1. Blue Button
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  5. EDUCATION
    1. Open Badges
      1. Open Badges
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Your Academic Data
      1. Your Academic Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Learning Registry
      1. Learning Registry
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    4. Education Data Standards
      1. Common Education Data Standards
    5. Higher Education Datasets
      1. Higher Education Datasets
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  6. SAFETY
    1. Product Recalls
      1. Vehicle and Consumer Product Recalls
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Natural Hazards Data
      1. Natural Hazards Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Vehicle Crashes
      1. Vehicle Crashes
  7. FINANCE
    1. SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds
      1. SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds
    2. Credit Card Complaints
      1. Credit Card Complaints
    3. Student Loan and Financial Aid
      1. Federal Student Loan and Financial Aid
    4. Retirement Plans
      1. Retirement and Employee Benefit Plan Data
    5. Bank Data
      1. Bank Data
  8. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
    1. Global Health Surveys
      1. Demographic and Health Surveys
    2. Sector and Geographic Loans
      1. Sector and Geographic Loan Data
    3. Budget and Funding Data
      1. Budget and Funding Data
    4. Agricultural and Land Use
      1. Famine Early Warning Systems Network
    5. Eligibility Indicators
      1. Country Selection Indicators
  9. Other
    1. Data.gov
    2. Learn More
    3. Policies
      1. Privacy Policy
        1. Information Collected and Stored Automatically
        2. Cookies
        3. Personal Information
        4. User Profiles and Online Comments
        5. Moderation of Comments and Posts
        6. Browser Information Collected on the Website
        7. Site Security
        8. External Links
        9. Children’s Privacy
        10. Prohibitions
        11. Disclaimer of Endorsement
        12. Changes to this Policy
      2. Data Policy
        1. Public Information
        2. Security
        3. Privacy
        4. Data Quality and Retention
        5. Secondary Use
        6. Citing Data
        7. Public Participation
        8. Applicability of this Data Policy
      3. Accessibility

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Table of contents
  1. alpha.data.gov
  2. COMMERCE
    1. GPS
      1. Global Positioning System (GPS)
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Weather
      1. Weather Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Census Data
      1. Census Data
  3. ENERGY
    1. Outlook and Analysis
      1. Independent Authoritative Statistics
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Energy Star
      1. Energy Star
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Your Energy Usage
      1. Green Button
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    4. Your Car's Data Stream
      1. OpenXC Platform
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    5. Solar Development
      1. Renewable Energy Analysis & Decision Tools
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  4. HEALTH
    1. Recalls and Safety Alerts
      1. Recalls and Safety Alerts
    2. Medicare Plans
      1. Medicare Plans & Performance
    3. Hospital Quality Data
      1. Hospital Quality Data
    4. Public Health Data
      1. Public Health Data
    5. Clinical Trials
      1. Public & Private Clinical Trials
    6. Health Indicators
      1. Health Indicators Warehouse
    7. Your Health Record
      1. Blue Button
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  5. EDUCATION
    1. Open Badges
      1. Open Badges
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Your Academic Data
      1. Your Academic Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Learning Registry
      1. Learning Registry
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    4. Education Data Standards
      1. Common Education Data Standards
    5. Higher Education Datasets
      1. Higher Education Datasets
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  6. SAFETY
    1. Product Recalls
      1. Vehicle and Consumer Product Recalls
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Natural Hazards Data
      1. Natural Hazards Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Vehicle Crashes
      1. Vehicle Crashes
  7. FINANCE
    1. SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds
      1. SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds
    2. Credit Card Complaints
      1. Credit Card Complaints
    3. Student Loan and Financial Aid
      1. Federal Student Loan and Financial Aid
    4. Retirement Plans
      1. Retirement and Employee Benefit Plan Data
    5. Bank Data
      1. Bank Data
  8. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
    1. Global Health Surveys
      1. Demographic and Health Surveys
    2. Sector and Geographic Loans
      1. Sector and Geographic Loan Data
    3. Budget and Funding Data
      1. Budget and Funding Data
    4. Agricultural and Land Use
      1. Famine Early Warning Systems Network
    5. Eligibility Indicators
      1. Country Selection Indicators
  9. Other
    1. Data.gov
    2. Learn More
    3. Policies
      1. Privacy Policy
        1. Information Collected and Stored Automatically
        2. Cookies
        3. Personal Information
        4. User Profiles and Online Comments
        5. Moderation of Comments and Posts
        6. Browser Information Collected on the Website
        7. Site Security
        8. External Links
        9. Children’s Privacy
        10. Prohibitions
        11. Disclaimer of Endorsement
        12. Changes to this Policy
      2. Data Policy
        1. Public Information
        2. Security
        3. Privacy
        4. Data Quality and Retention
        5. Secondary Use
        6. Citing Data
        7. Public Participation
        8. Applicability of this Data Policy
      3. Accessibility

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  1. alpha.data.gov
  2. COMMERCE
    1. GPS
      1. Global Positioning System (GPS)
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Weather
      1. Weather Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Census Data
      1. Census Data
  3. ENERGY
    1. Outlook and Analysis
      1. Independent Authoritative Statistics
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Energy Star
      1. Energy Star
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Your Energy Usage
      1. Green Button
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    4. Your Car's Data Stream
      1. OpenXC Platform
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    5. Solar Development
      1. Renewable Energy Analysis & Decision Tools
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  4. HEALTH
    1. Recalls and Safety Alerts
      1. Recalls and Safety Alerts
    2. Medicare Plans
      1. Medicare Plans & Performance
    3. Hospital Quality Data
      1. Hospital Quality Data
    4. Public Health Data
      1. Public Health Data
    5. Clinical Trials
      1. Public & Private Clinical Trials
    6. Health Indicators
      1. Health Indicators Warehouse
    7. Your Health Record
      1. Blue Button
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  5. EDUCATION
    1. Open Badges
      1. Open Badges
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Your Academic Data
      1. Your Academic Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Learning Registry
      1. Learning Registry
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    4. Education Data Standards
      1. Common Education Data Standards
    5. Higher Education Datasets
      1. Higher Education Datasets
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
  6. SAFETY
    1. Product Recalls
      1. Vehicle and Consumer Product Recalls
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    2. Natural Hazards Data
      1. Natural Hazards Data
        1. Examples of these data sets in action
    3. Vehicle Crashes
      1. Vehicle Crashes
  7. FINANCE
    1. SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds
      1. SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds
    2. Credit Card Complaints
      1. Credit Card Complaints
    3. Student Loan and Financial Aid
      1. Federal Student Loan and Financial Aid
    4. Retirement Plans
      1. Retirement and Employee Benefit Plan Data
    5. Bank Data
      1. Bank Data
  8. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
    1. Global Health Surveys
      1. Demographic and Health Surveys
    2. Sector and Geographic Loans
      1. Sector and Geographic Loan Data
    3. Budget and Funding Data
      1. Budget and Funding Data
    4. Agricultural and Land Use
      1. Famine Early Warning Systems Network
    5. Eligibility Indicators
      1. Country Selection Indicators
  9. Other
    1. Data.gov
    2. Learn More
    3. Policies
      1. Privacy Policy
        1. Information Collected and Stored Automatically
        2. Cookies
        3. Personal Information
        4. User Profiles and Online Comments
        5. Moderation of Comments and Posts
        6. Browser Information Collected on the Website
        7. Site Security
        8. External Links
        9. Children’s Privacy
        10. Prohibitions
        11. Disclaimer of Endorsement
        12. Changes to this Policy
      2. Data Policy
        1. Public Information
        2. Security
        3. Privacy
        4. Data Quality and Retention
        5. Secondary Use
        6. Citing Data
        7. Public Participation
        8. Applicability of this Data Policy
      3. Accessibility

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GPS

Real-time location for your apps and services using a space-based satellite navigation system.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

GPS is a multi-use system owned by the United States Government and paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. The outstanding performance of GPS over decades has earned the confidence of millions of civil and military users worldwide.

Examples of these data sets in action

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Google

Google uses GPS in a variety of their projects: from maps in their Android smartphone operating system to its self-driving cars.

Foursquare

Foursquare uses GPS to help people find great places and share them with their friends.

Learn more about GPS MY NOTE: This link works

Weather

Atmospheric measurements like temperature and precipitation.

Weather Data

The National Weather Service provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings

Examples of these data sets in action

The Weather Channel

TWC broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news over their cable channel and web properties.

Climate Corporation

Offers weather insurance that helps farmers protect their potential profits against bad weather that can cause yield shortfalls

Explore Weather Data

Census Data

Current and historic population and economic indicators for the USA.

Census Data

The United States Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. Every 10 years, the Bureau collects a detailed population and housing census. Every 5 years, the Bureau profiles national and local economies.

Explore the US Census

Outlook and Analysis

Independent statistics and analysis on energy.

Independent Authoritative Statistics

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. A respected industry standard, the datasets are becoming increasingly available through APIs and other web services.

Examples of these data sets in action

OPower

Benchmarks provided by commercial building energy consumption survey

Melon Power

Benchmarks for commercial energy efficiency retrofits

U.S. Green Data

Statistics repackaged so that more usable by regulators and developers

DataMarket

Reports visually improved for use by investors and developers

Go to the EIA homepage

Energy Star

Comprehensive product lists, vendors, and detailed models on product life energy consumption.

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills. Open data includes comprehensive product lists, vendors, and detailed models on product life energy consumption.

Examples of these data sets in action

EnergySavvy

Energy Star enables more product savings and higher satisfaction

Simple Energy

Provides data for rebates and cost savings on Energy Star products

Lucid Energy

Energy Star contributes to Building Dashboard management system

Next Step Living

Energy Star provides accurate data on energy savings from home weatherization

Learn more about Energy Star

Your Energy Usage

Green Button is an industry-led standard for energy consumption.

Green Button

Launched in December 2011, the Green Button is a White House-launched, industry-led initiative that empowers homeowners and businesses to download an electronic copy of their own utility bill in a secure manner.This Green Button can then be provided to value-adding service providers that can lower energy bills, improve energy efficiency, and protect the environment. As of October, utilities had made commitments to provide the Green Button to over 36 million Americans.

Examples of these data sets in action

PlottWatt

PlottWatt's analytics engine provides appliance-level cost savings from Green Button

WattzOn

Personalized plans to save money and energy from Green Button

First Fuel

Green Button simplifies energy management for buildings portfolios

Honest Buildings

Green Button adds value to building's online profile

Learn more about Green Button

Your Car's Data Stream

As cars become more like laptops, they generate valuable data to build apps on.

OpenXC Platform

OpenXC is a combination of open source hardware and software that lets you tap into the port and extend your vehicle with custom applications and pluggable modules.

All vehicles made in America after 1996 have an Onboard Diagnostic port (OBD-II) under the steering wheel. Originally designed to measure gaseous emissions, this open hardware transmits many other streams of live data (e.g. brake position, steering wheel position, door open, dashboard warning lights, etc). The potential for innovation is huge in terms of improving safety and fuel efficiency.

Examples of these data sets in action

OSISoft

Software system makes open data more valuable to developers

Progressive Auto Insurance

Delivers plug-in "SnapShot" product that offers cheaper insurance

Learn more about OpenXC Platform

Solar Development

Software assists with solar energy system designs and building heating/cooling.

Renewable Energy Analysis & Decision Tools

+ See all tools from NREL

The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has a portfolio of computer technologies to assist with the planning, modeling, development and operation of solar energy systems. These free tools are designed for both enthusiasts and industry professionals and have valuable embedded data such as weather, pricing, and performance benchmarks.

Examples of these data sets in action

Clean Power Finance

Includes data on rate tariffs and rebates in marketplace tools for residential solar

Genability

Improves on renewable development tools to deliver precision cost calculators

HEALTH

itraige

+ See all health datasets & tools

Recalls and Safety Alerts

Food, medicine, devices, and cosmetics being recalled by the FDA.

Recalls and Safety Alerts

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works with industry and state partners to publish press releases and other public notices about recalls that may potentially present a significant or serious risk to the consumer or user of the product. This data can include the brand, product description, reason, company and a photo of the product.

FDA Recall Database

Medicare Plans

Quality and performance of health plans that offer Medicare.

Medicare Plans & Performance

The is a publicly available CMS database that contains information on the quality and performance of health plans that offer Medicare Part C and Part D services. This Plan ratings data is intended to help people with Medicare choose a Medicare Advantage plan. CMS also uses plan ratings for oversight and monitoring purposes to ensure plan quality. Medicare Advantage plans are rated on measures including, prevention, timeliness of care, chronic condition management, plan responsiveness, and appeals. Prescription drug plans are rated on criteria such as customer service, complaints, drug pricing and patient safety, and member experience

Go to Medicare Compare

Hospital Quality Data

CMS has assembled measures for process and outcomes.

Hospital Quality Data

Hospital Compare is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. The Hospital Quality Initiative uses a variety of tools to help stimulate and support improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals. The intent is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care by distributing objective, easy to understand data on hospital performance, and quality information from consumer perspectives.

Go to Hospital Compare

Public Health Data

A wide range of epidemiological research compiled by the CDC.

Public Health Data

CDC WONDER stands for "Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research". It is an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large. It provides access to a wide array of public health information.

With CDC WONDER you can: (1) Access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics; and (2) Query numeric data sets on CDC's computers, via "fill-in-the blank" web pages. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed, with dynamically calculated statistics, charts and maps.

Go to CDC Wonder

Clinical Trials

Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants.

Public & Private Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Go to ClinicalTrials.gov

Health Indicators

Explore indicators by disease, condition, age group and more.

Health Indicators Warehouse

The Health Indicators Warehouse is the data hub of a collaborative effort among government and non-government partners to establish a network of suppliers and demanders of community health data, indicators, and interventions. Its purpose is to help Americans understand health and health care system performance in their communities, thereby sparking and facilitating action to improve performance and value.

Go to Health Indicators Warehouse

Your Health Record

Learn how the industry uses Blue Button to structure and transmit patient health information securely from data-holders to third party applications.

Blue Button

Blue Button is a collaborative Federal effort led by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure everyone across the country gets access to their medical records privately and securely. By clicking on a Blue Button icon, patients can get their personal health information in an electronic format - a service that has not been available to most people until very recently. Because of Blue Button, over 1 million Americans have already downloaded their health records from their medical providers and insurance companies, and the number is expected to increase dramatically in the near future.

Examples of these data sets in action

Humetrix

Created iBlueButton to help patients interact with Blue Button data

Simplee

Integrates Medicare data into their online service to help seniors manage their medical expenses

Learn more about Blue Button

Open Badges

Recognizing learning wherever it happens.

Open Badges

Open Badges is an innovative infrastructure that allows colleges and industry organizations to award micro-credentials (badges) to students who demonstrate proficiency in specific competencies. A student may earn a particular competency badge by demonstrating prior experience, or by participating in courses or informal learning experiences. Because the technology behind the badges is open, a learner can collect badges from any number of different organizations and showcase them in one single place.

Examples of these data sets in action

National Manufacturing Institute

NMI issues industry-aligned badges for specific manufacturing competencies, helping to match job-seekers with the estimated 600,000 open manufacturing jobs.

Code School

Code School awards badges for mastering the most in-demand programming skills such as Ruby on Rails, iOS and Node.js.

Learn about Open Badges

Your Academic Data

Giving learners access to their personal learning profile.

Your Academic Data

The MyData Initiative seeks for every student (or parent of an underage student) to have access to his or her own academic data in a machine-readable format. This is possible through the participation of schools and software developers who enable students to download their own data to create a personal learning profile that they can keep with them throughout their learning career. In addition, developers are encouraged to created customized services and tools for students based on the information available in their personal learning profile.

Examples of these data sets in action

Personal.com

Import your academic transcript, student loan, and FAFSA data and use Personal to auto-fill loan calculators, college applications, and grant forms.

eScholar

eScholar uses MyData to surface the most critical academic and emotional insights about individual students for their teachers.

Pearson PowerSchool

Pearson PowerSchool lets the parents of over nine million students download and re-use their children's academic data directly from their K-12 schools.

ConnectEDU

ConnectEDU uses MyData to help learners download and track their academic data as they progress from K-12 to post-secondary and career options.

Learn about the Personal Learning Profile

Learning Registry

Surfacing the best online learning resources for teachers and students.

Learning Registry

The Learning Registry is a new way to identify and find educational resources online. Content creators, teachers, or everyday Internet browsers can add content to the registry, tagging it according to quality, keyword, and/or alignment to common core standards. As this information is collected, the most effective resources on particular topics bubble to the top, allowing teachers to find effective course supplements (or even entire courses) with minimal time and effort.

Examples of these data sets in action

Brokers of Expertise

Brokers of Expertise helps California teachers find effective online course material and seamlessly incorporate it into their lesson planning.

Utah Education Network

The Utah Education Network empowers Utah teachers in finding, rating, and sharing the best online learning resources for their students.

Shared Learning Collaborative

The Shared Learning Collaborative seamlessly integrates the Learning Registry into the set of shared technology services across nine states.

Explore the Learning Registry

Education Data Standards

A shared vocabulary for education data.

Common Education Data Standards

The Common Education Data Standards provide a common data dictionary for P-20 education data. Standard data definitions help ensure that data shared across institutions are consistent and comparable. This, in turn, will make it easier for states to learn how students fare as they move across institutions, state lines, and school levels.

Learn about CEDS

Higher Education Datasets

Comprehensive data about colleges and technical/vocational schools across the United States.

Higher Education Datasets

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) includes information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. Datasets include year-over-year enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.

Examples of these data sets in action

Alltuition

Alltuition makes college more affordable by matching prospective students with the grants, scholarships, and loans they qualify for based on their demographic data.

Simple Tuition

SimpleTuition uses higher education data to match students with the most affordable college loans and repayment options.

Learn about IPEDS

SAFETY

Product Recalls

Vehicle and consumer product recalls.

+ See all Recall Datasets on Data.gov

Vehicle and Consumer Product Recalls

Protecting the public from unreasonable risk of serious injury or death by providing information.

Examples of these data sets in action

SAP

SAP Recalls Plus allows consumers to create watch lists or specific product alerts around government created product safety recall lists.

We Make it Safer

We Make it Safer uses government recall history to let users compare products they own to products on safety recall lists.

Natural Hazards Data

Data about hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, earthquakes, and more.

+ See all Natural Hazards Datasets on Data.gov

Natural Hazards Data

Protecting the public from risk of injury or death by providing information on dangerous natural events.

Examples of these data sets in action

The Red Cross

The Red Cross Hurricane App provides users with real time NOAA weather alerts, tips for family emergency planning, and information on local Red Cross shelters.

iMap Weather Radio

iMap Weather Radio uses NOAA Weather Radio services and sends users alerts and notifications on local life-threatening weather events.

Vehicle Crashes

Crashes and other incidents from roads, transit, maritime, and more.

Vehicle Crashes

Detailed information about fatal crashes on America’s roads, injuries occurring on transit and rail, and dangerous incidents on our waterways.

See Vehicle Crashes on Data.gov

FINANCE

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SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds

Public company financial statements and mutual fund information in XBRL.

SEC Data on Public Companies and Mutual Funds

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) oversees an investor disclosure system to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The SEC releases two major data sets related to this disclosure system: public company financial statements and mutual fund fee, risk, and return information. The information is available in XBRL interactive data formats using specially-developed taxonomies.

Go to the SEC’s Interactive Data Home

Credit Card Complaints

A collection from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Credit Card Complaints

The Consumer Complaint Database contains data from the consumer credit card complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The database contains over 15,000 anonymized complaints as of December 2012 and is refreshed daily. Data available about each complaint includes the name of the credit card provider, the type of complaint (over 30 different categories), the date, the zip code, and other information. The CFPB does not verify the accuracy of all facts alleged in the complaints, but takes steps to confirm a commercial relationship between the consumer and the identified company.

Go to CFPB Consumer Complaint Database

Student Loan and Financial Aid

Federal loan, grant, work-study, and other student aid programs.

Federal Student Loan and Financial Aid

The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid delivers aid to students, including through federal loan, grant, and work-study programs. There is extensive data available related to these programs, including information about over 6,000 individual colleges and postsecondary institutions. For example, there is data available on cohort federal student loan default rates by school, lender, state, and institution type.

Go to the Federal Student Aid Data Center

Retirement Plans

Information about the operations, funding, and investments of approximately 800,000 401(k) and other retirement and employee benefit plans.

Retirement and Employee Benefit Plan Data

The Form 5500 Annual Report is the primary source of information about the operations, funding, and investments of about 800,000 401(k) plans and other employer-sponsored retirement and welfare benefit plans across the United States. This report is jointly developed by the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Go to the Department of Labor’s Form 5500 Home

Bank Data

Bank branches locations and bank financial data.

+ See over 50 major finance data sets published by federal agencies

Bank Data

There is extensive data available about banks and other financial institutions, such as credit unions. For example, the FDIC Institution Directory is a directory of all FDIC-insured institutions, such as locations, operating status, and key financial information. The FFIEC Central Data Repository provides free financial and structural information for most FDIC-insured institutions in tagged, interactive data formats.

Go to FDIC Institution DirectoryGo to FFIEC Central Data RepositoryFind Other Major Bank Data Sets

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

Global Health Surveys

Demographic & health surveys across 90 countries over 20+ years.

Demographic and Health Surveys

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. These surveys cover AIDS indicators, gender, Malaria indicators, youth, family planning, health facility provisions, benchmarking surveys, key indicators, geographic details, and qualitative interviews. Accessible under STATcompiler.

Go to Measure DHS

Sector and Geographic Loans

Geographic location, sector data, and default rates for loans backed by the DCA across the developing world.

Sector and Geographic Loan Data

Whether it’s getting working capital to promising entrepreneurs or input financing to small farmers, DCA seeks to prove the commercial viability of underserved markets so that lending and investment continues after we exit. Through DCA, more than 300 transactions between financial institutions and USAID have made up to $2.3 billion in private financing available for more than 100,000 entrepreneurs around the world.

See DCA Loan Data

Budget and Funding Data

Foreign assistance expenditures, funding, and budget for USAID around the globe.

Budget and Funding Data

These data are U.S economic and military assistance by country from 1946 to 2010. This is the authoritative data set of U.S. foreign assistance. The data set is used to report U.S foreign assistance to Congress as required by the Foreign Assistance Act, Section 634.

See Foreign Assistance Data

Agricultural and Land Use

Market price data, production data, weather data, and land use data used to predict famine.

Famine Early Warning Systems Network

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues. FEWS NET professionals in the Africa, Central America, Haiti, Afghanistan and the United States monitor and analyze relevant data and information in terms of its impacts on livelihoods and markets to identify potential threats to food security.

Go to FEWS NET

Eligibility Indicators

Indicator data used by MCC to determine counties eligibility for assistance.

Country Selection Indicators

For a country to be selected as eligible for an MCC assistance program, it must demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance, investments in its people, and economic freedom as measured by different policy indicators. This dataset contains source data as well as MCC country indicators for FY13, including historical trend for five years.

See Selection Indicator Datasets

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Policies

Privacy Policy

Source: http://www.data.gov/privacy-policy

Data.gov is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to this website. Data.gov does not collect personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information. Outlined below is the Data.gov online privacy policy. If you have questions about this policy, please let us know.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit Data.gov, we may store some or all of the following: the Internet address from which you access Data.gov, date and time, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to Data.gov, the name of the file or words you searched, items clicked on a page, and the browser and operating system used.

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us develop the site, analyze patterns of usage, and to make the site more useful. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. Data.gov periodically deletes its Web logs. On occasion, Data.gov may provide this information to third party entities it contracts with for the purposes of research analysis.

Cookies

When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Cookies are commonly used to recognize your computer in the future.

Data.gov uses per-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through Data.gov. These cookies do not permanently record data and they are not stored on your computer’s hard drive. Data.gov’s session cookies are available only during an active browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookie disappears.

Data.gov also uses persistent cookies to be able to track the number of unique visitors to the site.

Users can choose to disable cookies using their web browsers. It will not affect their ability to search for, review and retrieve data on the site.

Personal Information

Users are NOT required to provide any information to search, retrieve, download, filter and otherwise use the data available on Data.gov. There are some optional uses of Data.gov that require a user account. They include participation in some Data.gov Communities, commenting on blog posts or datasets, suggesting datasets, and saving specific views created by the user on the Data.gov platform. If you choose to use these options, you need to create a user account by providing an email address and user name. Email addresses are not made public and are used for authentication only. If you choose to provide us with personal information—like filling out a Contact us form with an email address and submitting it to us through the website—we use that information to respond to your message, and to help get you the information you requested. Your email address will not be stored or retrieved by Data.gov. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your question relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Data.gov never collects information or creates individual profiles for commercial marketing.

While you must provide an email address and user name for the optional uses of Data.gov, you should NOT include any other personal information, especially Social Security numbers.

Data.gov is NOT a Privacy Act System of Record. Submission of any information is voluntary, and the collection of email addresses is being done purely for the purpose of authentication.

User Profiles and Online Comments

Users creating accounts can pick any user name. It does not have to be the user’s real name or email address. Users have the option of uploading additional information such as an image, location, tags, and other social profiles. Providing additional information is entirely voluntary.

Any comments you provide are categorized as public information. Compilations of your comments may be provided to national leaders (without email address) and other individuals participating in Data.gov efforts. Comments may also be made available online to the public without the use of any optionally provided email addresses, but with the user name.

Moderation of Comments and Posts

Data.gov enables you to post your opinion on discussion topics. We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. Your posts will be publicly visible; therefore, the site utilizes a moderation policy to ensure that your posts are appropriate and not harmful to others. We review and moderate posts according to the policy below. The views expressed in posts reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views.

We want to publish your posts, but we expect posts generally to be courteous and on the subject matter of this site. To that end, we have established the following policy.

We reserve the discretion not to display posts that:

  • contain obscene, indecent, or profane language;
  • contain threats, or defamatory statements;
  • contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;
  • reveal your own or others' sensitive/personal information (e.g., Social Security numbers)
  • contain information posted in violation of law, including libel, condoning or encouraging illegal activity, and revealing classified information, or posts that might affect the outcome of ongoing legal proceedings or
  • promote or endorse services or products, including links to external commercial sites. (Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another post are acceptable.)

Do not submit copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary material in any form unless you clearly indicate that you have permission to do so. By submitting your posts or other work, you grant the government and anyone viewing the discussion forum web site irrevocable permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform the poster’s work publicly and free-of-charge.

If you are a reporter, please send questions regarding this through normal agency channels rather than by submitting questions here as posts. It is our policy not to post reporter’s questions.

We recognize that the Internet is a 24/7 medium and your posts are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, we intend to review and moderate posts from 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. We intend to review and moderate posts submitted at other times as soon as possible on the next business day.

A user name and e-mail address is required to post comments and your comments will be associated with your user name. We ask for your e-mail address so that we can contact you if necessary. We will not publish your e-mail address.

To protect your privacy, please do not include information (e.g., an e-mail address or phone number) in the text of your comment that identifies you.

Thank you for taking the time to read this discussion forum policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

If you have questions about this discussion forum policy or how we apply it, please contact us through the "contact us" link on the home page.

Browser Information Collected on the Website

Ratings of datasets are collected to track the usefulness of certain datasets and improve the value of Data.gov. Data.gov does not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users’ personal information through these processes.

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

A variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are maintained to protect information. For example, commercially reasonable tools and techniques are used to protect against unauthorized access to Data.gov systems. Data.gov has been Certified and Accredited (C&A) by the General Services Administration (GSA). Also, access to email received is restricted to those who need such access in the course of their duties for Data.gov.

External Links

Data.gov may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. Data.gov provides these links as a service to our users. When users link to an outside website, they are leaving the Data.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s). You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with these policies. The Data.gov linking policy is the same as the USA.gov Linking Policy.

Children’s Privacy

Data.gov complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) that helps to protect the safety and privacy of children online. COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation constitute United States Federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. Personal information from children under 13 is not knowingly collected, nor are children under 13 knowingly contacted by Data.gov. Data.gov does not intend to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. It is possible that Data.gov may receive emails pertaining to children under 13. If Data.gov is notified of this, as soon as the information is verified, parental consent will be immediately obtained or the email will be deleted from the email box servicing Data.gov.

Prohibitions

Data.gov will not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. Data.gov reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with Data.gov’s policies.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on the Data.gov website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. Data.gov provides these links and pointers solely for our users’ information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the Data.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners or sponsors of the outside website.

  • The General Services Administration (GSA) and Data.gov do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • GSA and Data.gov do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and we do not endorse the views they express or the products or services they offer.
  • GSA and Data.gov cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • GSA and Data.gov are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • GSA and Data.gov do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (accessibility requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.
Changes to this Policy

The Data.gov privacy policy will be revised or updated if practices change, or if better ways to keep you informed are developed. You should refer to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If changes are made to this policy, a new policy will be posted on our site and the date at the bottom of the page will be updated. Changes to the policy will not apply retroactively.

The full Privacy Impact Assessment for Data.gov is available on GSA.gov.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Data Policy

Source:http://www.data.gov/data-policy

Public Information

All datasets accessed through Data.gov are confined to public information and must not contain National Security information as defined by statute and/or Executive Order, or other information/data that is protected by other statute, practice, or legal precedent. The supplying Department/Agency is required to maintain currency with public disclosure requirements.

Security

All information accessed through Data.gov is in compliance with the required confidentiality, integrity, and availability controls mandated by Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 199 as promulgated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the associated NIST publications supporting the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process. Submitting Agencies are required to follow NIST guidelines and OMB guidance (including C&A requirements).

Privacy

All information accessed through Data.gov must be in compliance with current privacy requirements including OMB guidance. In particular, Agencies are responsible for ensuring that the datasets accessed through Data.gov have any required Privacy Impact Assessments or System of Records Notices (SORN) easily available on their websites.

Data Quality and Retention

All information accessed through Data.gov is subject to the Information Quality Act (P.L. 106-554). For all data accessed through Data.gov, each agency has confirmed that the data being provided through this site meets the agency's Information Quality Guidelines.

As the authoritative source of the information, submitting Departments/Agencies retain version control of datasets accessed through Data.gov in compliance with record retention requirements outlined by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Secondary Use

Data accessed through Data.gov do not, and should not, include controls over its end use. However, as the data owner or authoritative source for the data, the submitting Department or Agency must retain version control of datasets accessed. Once the data have been downloaded from the agency's site, the government cannot vouch for their quality and timeliness. Furthermore, the US Government cannot vouch for any analyses conducted with data retrieved from Data.gov.

Citing Data

The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data were accessed or retrieved from Data.gov. Finally, users must clearly state that "Data.gov and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from Data.gov."

Public Participation

In support of the Transparency and Open Government Initiative, recommendations from individuals, groups and organizations regarding the presentation of data, data types, and metadata will contribute to the evolution of Data.gov.

Applicability of this Data Policy

Nothing in this Data Policy alters, or impedes the ability to carry out, the authorities of the Federal Departments and Agencies to perform their responsibilities under law and consistent with applicable legal authorities, appropriations, and presidential guidance, nor does this Data Policy limit the protection afforded any information by other provisions of law. This Data Policy is intended only to improve the internal management of information controlled by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and it is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by a party against the United States, its Departments, Agencies, or other entities, its officers, employees, or agents.

Accessibility

Source: http://www.data.gov/accessibility

The commitment to accessibility for all is reflected on this site in our efforts to ensure all functionality and all content are accessible to all Data.gov users.

The Data.gov site is routinely tested for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act using a technical standards check-list, in-depth testing with screen readers, policy experts, and person with disabilities. For more information on Section 508 technical standards please visit http://www.Section508.gov.

In addition, the Data.gov site is also routinely reviewed for alignment with the latest Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines for W3C. The Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines at http://www.W3.org/WAI/ define how browsers, media players, and other "user agents" support people with disabilities and work assistive technologies.

Images on the site contain 'alt tags,' which aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site. Likewise, a 'skip to' link provides these users with a method for bypassing the header and going directly to the main content each time a page is accessed. Text transcripts accompany audio clips, and closed captioning is available on videos.

Users can get information regarding the accessibility of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files from the Access Adobe website.

The Data.gov website is being updated frequently to make it as accessible as possible. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on Data.gov, please contact us and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. A Data.gov team member will contact you and attempt to provide the information you're seeking inside.

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