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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.

What is an RDC?

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.

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  • News & Events

    The Federal Economic Statistics Committee Is Recruiting New Members

    Are you a user of Federal Economic Statistics? Do you want to: Recommend  research to address important technical problems arising in federal economic statistics? Identify areas in which better coordination of the agencies’ activities would be beneficial? Explore ways to enhance the agencies’ economic indicators to make them timelier, more accurate, and more specific to […]

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    Celebration of Life for Dr. Mark Fossett

    A celebration of Mark’s life will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Hillier of College Station at 11:00 AM, followed by a lunch reception at Blackwater Draw Brewing in Bryan. In honor of Mark’s love of the coast and distaste for formalwear, guests are requested to don Hawaiian shirts and/or summer wear for […]

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    CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Statistics of Income – Joint Statistical Research Program

    Through its Joint Statistical Research Program (JSRP), Statistics of Income (SOI) seeks to enable the use of tax microdata by qualified researchers outside the Federal government. Such research can provide new insights and advance the understanding of the ways that existing tax policies affect individuals, businesses, and the economy. It can also provide a new […]

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    CALL FOR PAPERS: Advancing Research on Race, Ethnicity and Inequality / A Virtual Workshop Hosted by the U.S. Census Bureau / November 14-15, 2023

    The U.S. Census Bureau has recently launched an initiative to advance research on race, ethnicity and inequality by 1) enhancing data access for researchers from underserved racial and ethnic communities and increasing engagement with these researchers, 2) improving methods and data products related to racial and ethnic inequities and measurement, and 3) building a community […]

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