The University of Maryland RDC is a joint project of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the School of Public Health. The Maryland RDC will provide social scientists the opportunity to study a variety of research topics.
Liu Yang is an Associate Professor of Finance at the R. H. Smith School Business at the University of Maryland and a long-time RDC user.
Mubarak Laminu, Administrator
Robert H. Smith School of Business
3515 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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.
The new Maryland RDC, opened in November 2016, offers qualified researchers with approved projects restricted access to selected non-public Census Bureau data files in a secure research facility.