Federal Statistical Research Data Center

The Minnesota Research Data Center (MnRDC) is part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC) network. FSRDCs provide the opportunity for researchers access to non-public data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies in a secure setting on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

Through the MnRDC controlled environment, researchers with approved projects are able to analyze censuses and surveys from the U.S. Census Bureau, health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and a growing collection of other data resources from across the federal government.

Getting Started

The first step for any project is to consult with the MnRDC Administrator, Rachelle Hill. Each agency requires a proposal to access their data, but the agencies have different procedures and guidelines. You can reach Rachelle at rdcadmin@umn.edu to arrange a discussion to start the process.

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