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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 a small number of 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 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.


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If your university is not part of the Texas Research Data Center Consortium please contact Dr. Mark Fossett at to inquire about becoming part of the network.


  • News & Events

    New Website – Same TXRDC

    As you can see, we have a new website design. We’re happy to say that all the information is still here, and in it’s familiar place. We’ve modernized the site for better availability on your mobile device, and worked to make it run faster. You should be able to find everything just where it was. […]

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    News & Events

    1/31/20, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 103 Donald L. Houston Bldg: Spring 2020 Proposal Development Workshop 1

    The TXRDC invites interested researchers to attend our spring 2020 “Proposal Development Workshop”. The goal of the workshop is to give researchers an overview of: (1) the restricted data resources available for RDC-based research, (2) programs and services available at the TXRDC, (3) the steps involved in gaining approval for projects using restricted data, and […]

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