Day of Data 2021: Panel, Collaboration in the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Program
From Henrik Spoon  Created from Day of Data 2021: Panel, Collaboration in the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Program by Susan Kendrick
Federal Statistical Research Data Centers allow researchers to access confidential federal data for research. The U.S. Census Bureau manages approximately 30 RDCs across the country, including one located at Cornell University. The FSRDC program facilitates collaboration both across research institutions and between academic researchers and Census Bureau staff. They provide access to restricted-use data from Census and several other federal agencies, including the National Center for Health Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Nichole Szembrot is the Cornell RDC administrator and will provide an overview of the program and data available to researchers. Hyunseob Kim will discuss his research using confidential business data, which involves collaboration with faculty at several other universities. Amanda Eng will explain how the RDC allowed her to join projects that were initiated by Census Bureau staff.