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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

    Covid-19 Update

    The TXRDC is currently open to researchers; however, we are operating at a restricted capacity.   We have instated Covid-19 safeguards, abiding by both Census and Texas A&M University Covid-19 safety protocols.   Researchers with active RDC projects should contact our administrator, Karin Johnson, for details on our current operating procedures and management of lab space

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    News & Events

    Meet Our New Director: Dr. Mary Campbell!

    Dr. Mary Campbell Mary is the new Texas FSRDC Director. She is also the co-director of the NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program in the Sociology department. She has been in the Sociology department at Texas A&M since 2013, when she moved here from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on racial and ethnic inequality and the […]

  • Picture of our administrator, Dr. Karin Johnson
    News & Events

    The TXRDC Welcomes Our New Administrator: Dr. Karin Johnson!

    Dr. Karin A. C. Johnson Karin is the new Texas FSRDC Administrator in College Station, Texas. Originally hailing from west Texas (El Paso), Karin lived in central Texas while completing her undergraduate degrees in International Relations and French at Texas State University. She then lived in Paris, France for two years. She completed her Ph.D. […]

  • News & Events

    New Website Format

    We now have a new website design. We’ve included a new calendar for our events which allows us to present our information to you in the context of the Texas A&M University calendar. You should be able to find all the information from the old site where it was. We’re continuously working to improve the […]

TXRDC Consortium Members

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