||Public Release Dataset FAQ|
Q: Where can I find the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group Study public release dataset?
The public use version of the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group
Study dataset is archived by the Resource Center for Minority Data at
the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
The codebook, questionnaire, and user agreement to access the datafile
can be downloaded on the ICPSR website at
Q: What do I have to do to receive the data?
Researchers need to complete and submit to ICPSR an application form, a data use agreement, and a data protection plan before they are allowed to use these data. These materials and more information on access restrictions are available in the User Agreement posted on the ICPSR website at
Q: Who can access the data?
The researcher who requests to receive the data must meet at least one
of the following criteria: A. Holds a PhD or other terminal degree, and
a faculty appointment or research position at an institution of higher
education, a research organization, or a government agency;
In addition, the university or research institution with which the researcher
For more information, please see the User Agreement on the ICPSR website at
Q: I am a student. Can I access the data?
Graduate students under the direct supervision of a PhD or other terminal degree professional who holds a faculty appointment or research position at a qualifying instituition are able to submit an application to ICPSR.
Q: Who do I contact if I need assistance with my application?
Questions should be sent to ICPSR at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q: Who do I submit the application to?
Completed applications should be sent to
Q: I was approved to receive the data and have begun conducting my research using the dataset. Who do I contact if I have questions?
Questions should be sent to David Thomas at email@example.com. Any questions that cannot be handled by the ICPSR helpline will automatically be forwarded to the CAG email support system. The question will be directed to the CAG data analyst who will respond via email.