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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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  • News & Events

    American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference

    The 2023 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will be held May 16–18, 2023. We are currently exploring options for a hybrid event that will include in-person, plenary sessions on May 16 in Washington, D.C. (also livestreamed) followed by virtual breakout sessions with remote attendees on May 17 and 18. The conference will bring […]

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    Capturing Inequality: one-day conference featuring RDC data

    Please join us on Rice University’s campus for a one-day conference focused on discussions of historical inequality, intergenerational mobility, crime, and health disparities using restricted data. This event will feature panels on historical inequality, intergenerational inequality, crime and the criminal legal system, and health disparities, with an emphasis on innovative uses of new linked and […]

  • News & Events

    Webinar Nov 30th on “The Effects of the National War Labor Board on Labor Income Inequality”

    As part of the 2022 FSRDC Presentation Series, on November 30th at noon-1 PM Central time, Dr. Nicolas L. Ziebarth will present “The Effects of the National War Labor Board on Labor Income Inequality” (co-authored with Chris Vickers). Nicolas L. Ziebarth is a Professor of Economics at Auburn University. Abstract: During World War II, the […]

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    TXRDC 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

    Please join us at TXRDC’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration! In October 2012, we opened our doors. Since then, we have grown into a wonderful community of scholars working on a wide range of projects across many different fields and institutions. In honor of all that work, we invite you to join us to commemorate the past […]

TXRDC Consortium Members

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