The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently updated its Restricted Access Database (RAD) to include 2018 data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The NVDRS RAD consists of data from 38 states, 21 California counties, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The NVDRS RAD is a de-identified, multi-state, case-level dataset comprised of hundreds of unique variables. The data set is available to researchers who meet specific criteria. The RAD database also provides short narratives that describe the circumstances related to violent deaths, including descriptions from law enforcement and medical examiner or coroner reports. There is no cost for accessing the NVDRS RAD. Response times to RAD user/applicant inquiries are typically within two business days, and applications are reviewed within three weeks. To learn more about these data, eligibility requirements, and the application process, visit the NVDRS web page.