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 2024 FSRDC Annual Research Conference will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 13, 2024. The conference submission deadline is July 12, 2024. More information is available here.
  • The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology is hosing its 2024 FCSM Research and Policy Conference October 22-24, 2024 in Hyattsville, Maryland. The deadline for submissions is April 8, 2024. More information is available here.
  • The International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference will be held September 15-18, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. IPDLN is seeking submissions on data linkage methods; data infrastructure and related methods; research using real-world data; and ehthical, legal, and social implications of data linking. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2024. More information is available here.
  • The University of Minnesota is hosting the 2024 Data-Intensive Research Conference July 31-August 1, 2024. The conference theme is Harnessing the Power of Linked Data to Study Aging. The deadline for abstract submission is February 1, 2024. More information is available here
  • Penn State University is hosting the 18th Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED) Conference May 17-19, 2024. The deadline for paper submission is March 1, 2024. More information is 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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