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New York - Cornell


Cornell is a member of the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Center Consortium (NYRDC). The NYRDC is a consortium of 14 universities and research institutions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and it operates three locations: Baruch College; Cornell University; and Yale University.

Executive Director

Claudia von Vacano

Claudia von Vacano, Ph.D.

As Cornell Center for Social Science (CCSS) Executive Director, Claudia von Vacano leads the CCSS Data Science Fellows Program and oversees core research support services within CCSS. Her own research focuses on computational social media research, hate speech, and diversity in data science and in educational policy more generally. She joined the CCSS in spring 2021 with 22 years of experience working for educational institutions, overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, managing staff, and implementing large-scale programs.

Contact Information


Nichole Szembrot, P.h.D., Administrator

Cornell Research Data Center
391 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850


Email: Nichole Szembrot

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.


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