Social Security Administration Death Master File

The CCTS Enterprise Data Trust contains various clinical datasets that can be linked to the Social Security Death Master File. In order to link this data, other datasets must have the social security number and date of birth included in them.  Once CCTS has linked datasets they can remove identifiers prior to releasing to researchers under CCTS umbrella IRBs.

The Social Security Death Master File contains the following records:

  • National population
  • Over 600,000 deaths represented
  • Dates available 1950-present

For additional details see the CCTS SS Death Master File description.