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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: 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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    Call for Applications: NBER Innovation Research Boot Camp 2023

    The NBER, with generous support from Open Philanthropy, will host the second Innovation Research Boot Camp (IRBC) in Cambridge, MA in July 2023. The broad goal of this initiative is to encourage young scholars to carry out research on the economics of innovation and innovation policy. This weeklong program will expose participants to the exciting […]

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    2023 TXRDC Informational Sessions

    Please join us on February 3, June 2, or October 6 from 10-11 AM Central time for a 2023 TXRDC informational session! We will introduce how the TXRDC works, share examples of restricted-access demographic, economic, and business data, and explain how to apply for access restricted federal statistical data. Click here to reserve your spot. […]

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    Postdoc opportunity for FSRDC research

    Please see this postdoctoral position announcement at Michigan State University and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics: Details here: Michigan State University and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics seek a forthcoming or recent PhD as a (Postdoctoral) Research Associate to participate in applied microeconomics and regional economics research. Specifically, the postdoctoral […]

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