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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.


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  • News & Events

    FSRDC Post-doctoral Position of Interest

    Michigan State University Extension and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics seek a forthcoming or recent PhD as a (Postdoctoral) Research Associate to explore the business dynamics of rural businesses in the United States, with particular attention to entrepreneurial activities conducted by military veterans. The associate will collaborate with a research team comprised […]

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    IPUMS Data-Intensive Research Conference July 20th – August 5th

    Held virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 20th – August 5th, 2021. All sessions are central time. This free research conference will focus on full count U.S. census data and is co-sponsored by the IPUMS Big Microdata Network & the University of Minnesota Life Course Center and the Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA). Our goals for this event […]

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    News & Events

    July 5 – 9 Present and Future of Confidential Microdata Access Workshop

    The Data Research, Access, and Governance Network (DRAGoN) presents a week-long practitioners workshop: "The Present and Future of Confidential Microdata Access." Session topics include technological solutions, statistical developments, training, operations management and strategic planning. Cross-cutting themes will be sustainability, equity, and applicability in low- and middle-income countries.

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    June 23 Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets Webinar for Graduate Students

    The Brookings Center for Regulation and Markets presents Graduate Workshop #2: “Using US Census Bureau data for research.” Description: It can be difficult for graduate students in economics to learn about government data that can be useful for research and about current policy issues that can be informed by economic research using those data. We […]

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