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The California Federal Statistical Research Data Center seeks to provide qualified researchers across California with the opportunity to perform statistical analysis on non-public Census microdata. The California Federal Statistical Research Data Center is a joint project of the U.S. Census Bureau and UCLA and UC Berkeley, partnering also with Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and UC Irvine. The secure RDC environment supports qualified researchers while protecting respondent confidentiality with state-of-the-art tools and processes.

Executive Director


Matthew Freedman, Ph.D.

Matthew Freedman is an associate professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. His primary research interests are in labor economics, public finance, and urban economics. His work has also addressed topics in environmental economics and the economics of crime. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Contact Information

Bookwala, Kamal

Kamal Sarah Bookwala, Administrator

California Research Data Center
University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Sciene Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697-5100


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Partner Institution

The operation of each Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) is supported by both the Census Bureau and RDC partner institutions. Some RDC partner institutions form consortiums to share the operational costs of the RDC and may waive user fees for their affiliates. Several RDCs have built branch locations to reduce the cost of researchers commuting to the core location while still maintaining the identical stringent information technology and physical security requirements.

Page Last Revised - October 18, 2022
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