COVID Research and other Data Updates

***COVID Research
Census is trying to make special accommodations for folks interested in COVID research. They are working to expedite any new projects that conduct COVID research, and some new projects will be eligible for virtual access, outside the RDC. More specifically, Census is now working to give researchers virtual access to their projects if their projects only use T13 data. Census is also in discussion with other agencies, including IRS and SSA, to potentially open other project to virtual access (although we have no guarantees these agencies will agree to virtual access).

***Annual Business Survey (ABS)
The Annual Business Survey (ABS) is a new annual survey fielded by the Census Bureau that replaces the Survey of Business Owners, the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, and the Business R&D and Innovation Survey for Microbusinesses. It is currently scheduled to be in the field 2017 to 2021. The 2017 data is expected to be available for researchers in the coming year. Contact Bob for additional information.

***Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) now Includes Revenue
The Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) will soon include revenue. Revenue will be available from 1997 forward for researchers with approved access to this version of the LBD. Contact Bob for more information on this update and whether your project would be eligible to use this version.

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