The Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) program managed by the U.S. Census Bureau provides a secure research environment to projects using restricted-use microdata. Researchers gain access to these data for a statistical purpose through one of the more than 30 secure physical enclaves located throughout the country. To facilitate secure access to restricted-use data for qualified researchers, the FSRDCs make a selected catalogue of data available for access remotely in cases where all eligibility conditions are met. The current list of datasets available for remote access is available for download on this page.
Project Eligibility for Remote Access
Researcher Eligibility for Remote Access
Datasets Accessible Remotely
A downloadable Excel spreadsheet available on this webpage lists datasets accessible remotely, including the Source Type (Federal, State, or Third Party); Source or Sponsor Name (agency, program, or company name), Dataset Name, and Years Available for each dataset. More information about these datasets and how to apply for access can be found in the standard application process (SAP) Portal at www.ResearchDataGov.org and at the Census Bureau’s Restricted-Use Data webpage. Additional information about applying for access to BEA and NCSES datasets is available on our FSRDC Partner Agency page. The SAP Portal is a web-based data catalog and common application that will serve as a “front door” to apply for confidential data from any of the 16 principal federal statistical agencies and units for evidence building purposes. To learn more about the SAP, please visit the Standard Application Process Overview webpage.
Assistance from an FSRDC administrator will greatly reduce the need for future revisions to your SAP application. If you are unsure which FSRDC to contact or have a general question, please reach out to the Census Bureau at email@example.com.
An Excel spreadsheet containing a list of restricted-use datasets available for remote access to external researchers in the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers, including the Source Type (Federal, State, or Third Party), Source or Sponsor Name (agency, program, or company name), Dataset Name, and Years Available. This list was last updated May 10, 2023.