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Program Statistics

Active Projects by Federal Partner Agency

As of August 2021, there were 476 approved active research projects in the RDCs.  Projects using data provided by the Census Bureau account for 59 percent of total projects. Projects using data provided by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) account for 39 percent of total projects. There are currently five active Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects and two Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) projects.

Growth in FSRDC Projects 2014-2021

Active and approved FSRDC projects increased from 176 in September 2014 to 476 in August 2021, for an average annualized growth rate of 15.3 percent.

Collaborations between RDCs August 2021

This figure illustrates the high degree of collaboration between researchers at the RDCs.  Node size and color intensity shows the number of active projects at each RDC.  Edge size and color intensity shows the number of collaborations between node pairs (edges representing single collaborations between RDCs are omitted).

Remote Access

In April 2019, the Census Bureau began a pilot project to provide remote virtual access for a select number of FSRDC researchers whose projects involve only Title 13 data.  In April 2020, the Census Bureau approved expansion of the pilot project for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, to include all FSRDC researchers whose projects involve only Title 13 data. By August 2021, 83 projects (accounting for 79 percent of eligible projects) were using remote virtual access, including 105 researchers (35 percent of those working on eligible projects).

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