The Florida Research Data Center (FLRDC) will open in 2022. It is the first RDC in Florida, and the 32nd in the nation. Support is provided by the FLRDC Consortium members: University of Florida, Florida State University, Moffitt Cancer Center, and University of Central Florida. The FLRDC is located on UF’s East Campus and will provide a secure research environment to be used by qualified researchers with approved projects where they can analyze restricted data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies. Researchers in Florida and beyond at universities, government agencies, and private institutions are invited to propose research in fields such as demography, population health, economics, and geographic and spatial analysis.
Jaclyn Hall is a Research Scientist with the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics. As a medical geographer, her research addresses spatial aspects of social determinants and health disparities.
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.
University of Florida
The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land-grant foundation.
University of Central Florida
Founded in 1963, the University of Central Florida is significant in Florida’s research infrastructure and has one of the largest student bodies in the U.S.
Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt Cancer Center is Florida’s first National Cancer Institute designated cancer center singularly focused on cancer prevention, treatment, and cure.