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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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    CALL FOR PAPERS: Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Statistics for the 21st Century – March 14-15, 2024

    CALL FOR PAPERS: Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Statistics for the 21st Century Washington, DC – March 14-15, 2024 To advance research on the opportunities and challenges associated with the production of meaningful and innovative statistics disaggregated by race and ethnicity, which can be used to improve economic analysis, measures of wellbeing, and inform policy design […]

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    March 29th Presentation “What do Unions do? Wages, Incentives, and Investments”

    Please join us on March 29th  at 1:00 PM EST for the next installment of the FSRDC Presentation Series. Dr. Liu Yang from the University of Maryland will present her RDC research titled, “What do Unions do? Wages, Incentives, and Investments.” Abstract: The study of unions in finance has centered on their impact on the […]

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    2023 CJARS Fellowship Program

    We are excited to announce the opening of the 2023 CJARS Fellowship Program. This program provides an amazing opportunity to receive support for research that taps into the wealth of criminal justice data held in the CJARS data infrastructure and all of the possible data linkage available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network. Three […]

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    Call for papers: Third Biennial IRS/Census Workshop on Income Measurement 

    Call for Papers  Third Biennial IRS/Census Workshop on Income Measurement  April 26, 2023    Virtual Workshop Hosted by IRS and U.S. Census Bureau   It has become increasingly important in social science research within federal agencies to account for the mismeasurement of income, earnings, and related covariates due to errors in reporting and declines in […]

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