Penn State Federal Statistical Research Data Center
Penn State is home to one of over 30 Federal Statistical Research Data Centers located around the country. These centers provide researchers with secure access to restricted economic, demographic, and health data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It is a vital resource for Penn State faculty and graduate student researchers in the fields of economics, business, demography, statistics, sociology, and health services.
To access the RDC, your project must be approved by the Census Bureau. Once approved, you will receive special sworn status. The links on this page will give you important information about the application process. If you are planning to submit a project proposal please contact the RDC administrator early in the process.
- This is an active service
- Only investigators with approved research projects may access the center
- To access the RDC, your project must be approved by the Census Bureau
- Once approved, you will receive special sworn status