Search for Datasets

Find freely available datasets and other raw data for analysis or evidentiary information.

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries hosts a long list of data that can be accessed by the public. The sources listed under “Metasites,” “International Statistics,” and “By Disease, Condition or Special Topic” will be most useful to students outside the United States.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) Global Health

IPUMS Global Health provides integrated international health survey data at no cost for research and educational purposes from two data series: the Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) and Performance, Monitoring, and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020).

World Bank Open Data

International datasets from the World Bank focus on topics such as economy and growth, climate change, education, environment, gender, health, and many others. Search by country or indicator or browse by topic.


UNdata provides a single point of access for numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators. Search by database topic, country, or world region.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Data (Simplified database)

Online portal of the 34-country Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Browse by topic or country.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Stats (Advanced database)

A more advanced and interactive version of the online portal of the 34-country Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Use the drop down menus on the left to select which database you want. Filter by country, year, etc. Export data with “Export” tab at the top.

Government Finance Statistics, Expenditure by Function of Government (COFOG)

By the International Monetary Fund which hosts numerous databases on International financial statistics by indicator and country. Click the data tab at the top of the page. Scroll down to Government Finance Statistics and click on it. Click “Move”. Scroll down to the seven sub-databases and click number four, “Expenditure by Function of Government”. From here, you can explore the database by filtering by country, time, socioeconomic status, and health indicators. Export data using the “Export” tab.

International Data Base by the US Census Bureau

Includes data on mortality, fertility, and global population estimates and projections.

Global Health Data Exchange

This is a catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data. This website includes a link for visualizing data.

You can also check institutional repositories, such as the two below, for datasets made public by their researchers.

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