Process for Requesting Data

Complete this form to request data from the National Poison Data System.

In order to request data from NPDS, please click here to access and fill out the Data Request Form. 

Special note for data requests on behalf of media:  If you are requesting data on behalf of a media outlet, please email media@aapcc.org to describe what you are looking for, and complete this form.  Please note that "poison control” is not a government entity and there is a cost associated with obtaining any data other than what is available on our website or in an annual report.  

The provision of data usually takes between 6-8 weeks after agreement execution. However, if the data is needed in a shorter time frame it can be expedited for delivery within two weeks of an agreement execution for an additional fee.  Please see our process below:

  • Requester completes and submits a data request form
  • AAPCC works with requestor to finalize data request (see below for explanation on Poisindex codes)*
  • AAPCC generates a quote and submits it to requester
  • Requester approves quote
  • AAPCC circulates the data request for internal AAPCC approvals  
  • Once AAPCC internal approvals are obtained, AAPCC sends requester a  Data Sharing Agreement
  • Requester signs and returns agreement to AAPCC, AAPCC signs and returns executed letter of agreement
  • After a letter of agreement is executed, AAPCC invoices the data requestor
  • 6-8 weeks data provision timeline begins AFTER data agreement is executed.

*Poisindex Product Codes

AAPCC and its members use a database known as Poisindex to code cases for specific products. This database is owned by Truven Health Analytics and includes detailed product information for thousands of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products. While codes assigned to some of the substances are easily located, for some locating the proper codes/categories corresponding to specific substances of interest based on the information the data requestor would like access to requires more detailed level of research and/or consultation with poison center subject matter experts in order to return accurate data.

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