The University of California, Irvine branch of the California Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) is a partnership between UCI's School of Social Sciences and the U.S. Census Bureau. The on-campus site allows approved UCI and other researchers access to confidential Census data and other federal statistics that are central to high-quality research in economics, sociology, health services, public health, transportation, law, business, and more.

General inquiries can be directed to If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your class, research group, center, or school about the RDC and the research opportunities it affords, please contact Matthew Freedman.

For a primer on the RDC, please see this short informational video.

Recent News and Activities

  • The 2023 Data Foundation Research Symposium will take place virtually May 23-24, 2023. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2023. More information and the submission portal are available here.
  • The RDC network is starting a new series of online presentations of researchers' findings using Census Bureau data. You can find out more about the series and other RDC events here.
  • The RDC system recently made available metadata about all active and completed RDC projects using Census Bureau data. These metadata are available here.


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