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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

    November 2nd CLA Centers & Institutes Showcase

    Stop by Rudder on Nov 2nd from 11:00 am-2:00 pm to explore the College of Liberal Arts centers and institutes and the research conducted within each, including the Texas Research Data Center.

  • News & Events

    CES Dissertation Mentorship Program

    The Center for Economic Studies (CES) wants to assist doctoral candidates who are actively engaged in dissertation research in economics, sociology, demography, or related fields using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center. Fellowship recipients will receive mentorship and will have the opportunity to visit the Census Bureau to present their research in progress. […]

  • News & Events

    September 10th Proposal Development Workshop & September 15th Proposal Writing Workshop

    The TXRDC invites interested researchers to attend an online Proposal Development Workshop. Researchers are also invited to attend one of our in-person Proposal Writing Workshops.

  • News & Events

    FSRDC Post-doctoral Position of Interest

    Michigan State University Extension and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics seek a forthcoming or recent PhD as a (Postdoctoral) Research Associate to explore the business dynamics of rural businesses in the United States, with particular attention to entrepreneurial activities conducted by military veterans. The associate will collaborate with a research team comprised […]

TXRDC Consortium Members

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