The 1973-2015 SEER Research Data are available in the binary format required by the SEER*Stat software and in an ASCII text format that can be analyzed with your own statistical software. The data and SEER*Stat software are available using two methods:

  1. Use SEER*Stat to access the data through your Internet connection (SEER*Stat's client-server mode). This is the most common method for accessing the SEER Data.
  2. Download compressed files from the Internet. SEER*Stat, the binary data, and the text data are available for download.

These are described in more detail in Options for Accessing the Data and SEER*Stat Software.

Datasets Included by Access Method

All Access Options (Client-server mode and Compressed Data Files):

Client-Server Only:

Compressed Data Files Only:

  • ASCII text version of the SEER 1973-2015 data

SEER Research Data Agreement

A signed SEER Research Data Agreement form is required to access the SEER data. When you submit a request for access to the data and SEER*Stat software, a personalized SEER Research Data Agreement will be created for you. The SEER program will process your request within 2 business days of receiving your signed agreement.

You may review the language of the SEER Research Data Agreement in the sample agreement form.

Please send questions or comments to: seertrack@imsweb.com.

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