The New York Census Research Data Center (NYCRDC) provides academic researchers a unique opportunity to access selected Census confidential microdata in physically secure facilities at Cornell
University and at Baruch College. This access follows approval of a suitable research project that benefits both the scientific community and the US Census Bureau.
The NYCRDC is a consortium of 12 universities and research institutions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and it operates two locations, one at Baruch College and one at Cornell University as part of CISER (Cornell
Institute for Social and Economic Research). The NYCRDC at Baruch and at Cornell are 2 of 15 Census Research Data Centers in the US.
The network of Census RDCs is managed by the Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies (CES), which directs all proposal reviews. The NYCRDC is partially supported by the National Science Foundation
(grant SEC-0322902 and ITR-0427889) and by research contracts from the US Census Bureau. The NYCRDC is committed to facilitate research that provides tangible benefits to the Bureau.