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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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    FSRDC Network Presentation: Entrepreneurial Spillovers Across Coworkers

    Please join us for Dr. Melanie Wallskog’s presentation titled “Entrepreneurial Spillovers across Coworkers.” Melanie Wallskog is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Duke University. Her research spans the areas of labor economics, entrepreneurship, and corporate finance. WebEX Login information Date and time: Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022 1:00 pm | EDT Join link: Access code/Meeting […]

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    Call for Papers: 2022 RDC Research Conference

    2022 RESEARCH DATA CENTER ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE Friday, September 23, 2022 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City The Kansas City Federal Statistical Research Data Center (KCRDC) invites proposals to present papers at the 2022 Federal Statistical Research Data Center Annual Research Conference. We will consider proposals for workshops and panel discussions as well. The conference […]

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    Proposal Development and Proposal Writing Workshops on July 21

    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, July 21st 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) […]

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    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) —– […]

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