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The Stanford Research Data Center is a branch of the California Research Data Center (CRDC). The CRDC is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau, Stanford University, UCLA and UC Berkeley. The Stanford facility is part of the Secure Data Center operated by Stanford’s Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). It is located in Lathrop Library, which is in the central part of Stanford University campus.

Executive Directors

Matthew Snipp

Matthew Snipp, Ph.D. 

Matthew Snipp is the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Engagement and Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology.


Chris Thomsen, Ph.D.

Chris Thomsen is the Executive Director for Stanford’s Institute for Research in the Social Sciences.

Contact Information

Rachelle Hill, Administrator

Rachelle Hill, Ph.D., Acting Administrator

​Stanford Research Data Center

Email ced.fsrdc.info@census.gov

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 - June 6, 2023
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