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The Texas Research Data Center operates in close collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau to enable research that expands basic scientific knowledge and provides benefits to the federal statistical system. The TXRDC is part of the national RDC network and is one of many research facilities located at leading research institutions around the United States. The TXRDC serves Texas and the nation by hosting a secure computing lab where qualified researchers with approved projects can conduct research using restricted-access versions of important datasets maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.


The National RDC Network

              RDCs are widepread with many locations across the U.S.


The TXRDC and Consortium

The TXRDC is located at Texas A&M University, the lead university in the TXRDC Consortium which includes the Texas A&M University System, Baylor University, Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

If your university is not part of the Texas Research Data Center Consortium please contact Dr. Mary Campbell at to inquire about becoming part of the network.


Quick Links

  • News & Events

    December 7th Proposal Development Workshop

    The TXRDC invites interested researchers to attend an online Proposal Development Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to give researchers an overview of: (1) the restricted data resources available for RDC-based research, (2) programs and services available at the TXRDC, and (3) the steps involved in gaining approval for projects using restricted data. The […]

  • News & Events

    December 7th Graduate Student Information Session

    The TXRDC invites interested graduate students to attend an online information session regarding RDC research opportunities. The session will be held via Zoom on December 7th 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST. Participation is free. Graduate students from all disciplines are welcome. Please CLICK HERE for a flyer with a description of the information […]

  • News & Events

    Covid-19 Update

    The TXRDC is currently open to researchers; however, we are operating at a restricted capacity.   We have instated Covid-19 safeguards, abiding by both Census and Texas A&M University Covid-19 safety protocols.   Researchers with active RDC projects should contact our administrator, Karin Johnson, for details on our current operating procedures and management of lab space

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    News & Events

    Meet Our New Director: Dr. Mary Campbell!

    Dr. Mary Campbell Mary is the new Texas FSRDC Director. She is also the co-director of the NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program in the Sociology department. She has been in the Sociology department at Texas A&M since 2013, when she moved here from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on racial and ethnic inequality and the […]

TXRDC Consortium Members

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