Committee on Requests for Personal Data (CORPD)
The Committee on Requests for Personal Data (CORPD) reviews personal data requests involving birth and death records/certificates. The CORPD reviews all requests to determine if the research serves a valid scientific or public health purpose.
The Data Item Checklists are available below. To request electronic vital statistics data files, call the Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics at (512) 776-2154, or toll-free at 1-866-239-7279, and ask for the Data Management Supervisor. After discussing your needs and getting an overview of the procedure, you will need to submit a combination of applications to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Committee on Requests for Personal Data (CORPD). The IRB application and the CORPD application are to be used in combination when requesting vital statistics data.
Special note if
you are requesting any HIV/STD variables: The HIV/STD
program Data Release Agreement and the TB/HIV/STD/Viral
Hepatitis UnitConfidentiality Agreement should be completed and sent to the
department TB/HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch to Emily Rowlinson:
her phone number is 512-533-3070 and email Emily.Rowlinson@dshs.state.tx.us
with a summary of the project. These forms will be signed and returned to you
and the original program contact.
One original and 16 copies (copies double-sided, no staples) of the Applications and relevant Data Item Checklist(s) should be submitted to the Program Contact
CORPD Application Form: WORD
Electronic Birth Record Data Item Checklists:
- For the years 2004 and earlier WORD / PDF [252kb]
- For the years 2005 and later WORD / PDF [363kb]
Electronic Death Record Data Item Checklists:
- For the years 2005 and earlier WORD / PDF [100kb]
- For the years 2006 and later WORD / PDF [157kb]
Electronic Fetal Death Record Data Item Checklists:
- For the years 2005 and earlier WORD / PDF [230kb]
- For the years 2006 and later WORD / PDF [305kb]