IBM MarketScan Research Databases Access

Data and research resources for population health and health services

IBM MarketScan Databases (formerly known as the Truven Health MarketScan Research Databases) are currently available for use by UCSF affiliated researchers.


A UCSF site license provides access to the de-identified commercial claims (inpatient, outpatient, emergency and outpatient pharmacy) databases covering more than 50 million covered lives across the US.  The data are contributed by managed care organizations and large, self-insured employers, and can be used for a wide array of population health research. 

Access for use by UCSF affiliates is free for unpublished or internally funded/nonfunded research.  For extramurally funded projects there is an incremental fee of $30,000/study for non-profit funded research and $60,000/study for industry sponsored research.

To read more about the IBM MarketScan Research Databases click here or visit the MarketScan home page.

To begin the process for gaining access to this data, please submit a CTSI Consultation Request Form.

Need help?

If you need help determining if the IBM MarketScan databases are right for your project, advice in study design, research methodology, dataset selection, data management, or have questions about data access, submit a CTSI Consultation Request Form