Penn Partnering with Census Bureau for Research

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania has become a founding member of a consortium to establish, in partnership with the Census Bureau, a Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) in Philadelphia.

 Through this FSRDC, Penn faculty and students will be able to conduct statistical analysis of a wide range of non-public microdata collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies. These datasets are among the largest and most important sources of statistical information in the U.S. and many only be accessed through a FSRDC. They represent a vital resource for researchers in economics, business, demography, sociology, medicine, statistics, criminology, and many other disciplines.