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RDC Research Opportunities

Qualified researchers with approved Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) projects
  • Gain restricted access to the data at secure RDC locations
  • Are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data they access
  • Provide benefits to programs of the data–providing agency or agencies
  • Publish findings from approved projects on a wide variety of social science topics in peer–reviewed journals


Projects using Census Bureau data must...

  • Provide benefit to Census Bureau programs
  • Demonstrate scientific merit
  • Require non–public data
  • Be feasible given the data
  • Pose no risk of disclosure
  For projects using data from partnering agencies, see information on available data in the RDCs.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Center for Economic Studies | (301) 763-6460 | E-mail CES |  Last Revised: March 02, 2015