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.

Recent News and Activities

  • The 2022 Research Data Center (RDC) Annual Research Conference will take place September 23, 2022 at the Federal Researve Bank of Kansas City. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2022. 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.
  • UCI held a half-day RDC research conference and workshop virtually on November 20, 2020. The event provided an opportunity to learn more about the RDC system, connect with current and prospective RDC researchers in the region, and hear about ongoing projects in the RDC. Please see the conference program for details.
  • 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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