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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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    2024 Federal Statistical Research Data Center Annual Research Conference Call for Papers

    2024 Federal Statistical Research Data Center Annual Research Conference Call for Papers   Conference Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Conference Date: September 13, 2024 You are invited to submit papers to the 2024 Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) Annual Research Conference taking place on Friday, September 13, 2024, at the University […]

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    International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference

    September 15-18, 2024 Chicago, Illinois IPDLN is the largest data linkage conference of its kind. It is where researchers from governments, research institutes, and universities share methods and research results from population-level data linkages. At IPDLN conferences, statisticians, computer scientists, social scientists, data scientists, government officials, and service providers nerd out over administrative data linkage methods, […]

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    Frames Program: Enabling Transformation Through Linked Data

    The Frames Program, in collaboration with the Center for New Media and Promotion, recently released a video providing an overview of the Frames Program for audiences inside and outside the U.S. Census Bureau. This is a great introduction for anyone interested in this aspect of the Census Bureau’s transformation to a data-centric organization. The video’s content […]

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    US Census Bureau Director Visits Campus

    US Census Bureau Director Visits Campus Director Robert Santos met with students, faculty and staff to discuss the critical role of data in policymaking, journalism and other areas. February 15, 2024 By Lesley Henton, Texas A&M Division of Marketing & Communications U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Robert Santos during his presentation at Texas A&M University on […]

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