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Central Plains


The Central Plains RDC is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus in the Whittier Research Center which houses a cluster of research centers including the Midwest Transportation Center, the Nebraska Center for Energy, and the UNL Office of Research.

The Central Plains RDC provides access to data for researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and the University of South Dakota.

Executive Director


John E. Anderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Anderson is the Baird Family Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Central Plains Research Data Center.

Contact Information

Seth Kingery, Ph.D., Administrator
Central Plains RDC

320 Whittier Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588


Email: Seth Kingery

Partner Institutions

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.

RDC Website

Central Plains Research Data Center

The Central Plans Research Data Center is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

Page Last Revised - March 16, 2023
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