Census Bureau Research Data Center to be Established at UW–Madison

U_S__Census_Bureau_logo_post-2011The potential for interdisciplinary research is about to expand considerably throughout the state of Wisconsin, thanks to Census Bureau approval for construction of a branch Research Data Center, or RDC, on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

A Census Bureau RDC provides secure access by researchers to administrative data linked across federal agencies that would otherwise not be available due to personal security and privacy concerns. The data, which are anonymized to protect individual privacy, complement survey-based data such as household and business censuses.

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