Institutional And Financial Support

Institutional Support

The HMD receives financial and logistical support from its two sponsoring institutions, the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), and the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). The UCB team also benefits from the supportive infrastructure of the NIA-funded  Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at UCB.

The UCB team wishes to thank the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Demography for their moral support and direct assistance with this project over the years. Thanks as well to the Berkeley Population Center for skilled assistance with our fundraising efforts.

The MPIDR team thanks all their researchers for valuable comments as well as the staff for assistance that has been provided during the most recent years and in the past. Special thanks are due to the MPIDR founding director James W. Vaupel for his guidance and encouragement, current MPIDR directors Mikko Myrskylä and Emilio Zagheni for their support, and Dirk Vieregg and Peter Wilhelm for computer assistance. Thanks as well to our visitors for their expert assessment of our work.

Financial Support

The initial development of the HMD was supported by awards from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to the HMD team at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2016, additional contributions have been received in support of the HMD from the Society of Actuaries, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Hannover Re, SCOR, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), the AXA Research Fund, Milliman, the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Club Vita, Munich Re, and the Dutch Royal Actuarial Association. Work on the Short-Term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF) data series is supported by VolkswagenStiftung.

The database is solely the responsibility of the HMD team and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health and other donors. Furthermore, the funders had no role in the design, management, methodological decisions, or review of the Human Mortality Database project or its extensions.