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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.


Quick Links

  • News & Events

    Decennial Census Digitization and Linkage Project

    Join us for the final presentation in the Winter 2022 term of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) Record Linkage Methods Seminar Series. Trent Alexander and Katie Genadek will present the “Decennial Census Digitization and Linkage Project.” Monday, May 16 4:15pm ET /3:15pm CT Join by Zoom (Meeting ID: 914 5213 2816; Passcode: 249094) —– […]

  • News & Events

    FSRDC Presentation Series

    Matt Marx , the Bruce F. Failing, Sr. Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management & Organizations in the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management within the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, is presenting “Non-compete Agreements, Entrepreneurship, and Gender” on May 11th @ 1pm ET/12pm CT. Immediately Following Dr. Marx’s presentation, […]

  • News & Events

    Upcoming Proposal Development and Proposal Writing Workshops

    We have two upcoming workshops ideal for researchers interested in developing their own TXRDC project proposals: The next online Proposal Development Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m. central time. The goal of the workshop is to give researchers an overview of: (1) the restricted data resources available for RDC-based research, (2) […]

  • News & Events

    CJARS Fellowship Opportunity

    University of Michigan Criminal Justice Administrative Records Systems are excited to announce the opening of the second 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 […]

TXRDC Consortium Members

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