About the Center

The Kentucky Research Data Center (KRDC) is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky and the U.S. Census Bureau established by a grant from the National Science Foundation in 2016. KRDC is part of the nationwide system of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers whose mission is to expand the data infrastructure available to qualified scholars and students with approved projects by providing access to restricted individual- and firm-level data from participating federal statistical agencies. KRDC is maintained by a regional consortium of leading research institutions, including the University of Kentucky, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Louisville. The lab is located on the University of Kentucky campus in the Gatton College of Business and Economics Building.




James Ziliak (KRDC executive director) and Charles Hokayem (U.S. Census Bureau KRDC administrator) held two informational sessions for the University of Louisville campus community on October 17.

To help University of Cincinnati researchers who are interested in developing research projects using KRDC, James Ziliak (KRDC’s executive director) and Charles Hokayem (U.S. Census Bureau KRDC administrator) will hold an informational session for the UC campus community.  The information session will be held November 9 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Room 301 of the Lindner College of Business.

An informational session for UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) researchers will be held 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. November 8 in University Health Services Building, Room 130.  The session-with James Ziliak, KRDC executive director, and Charles Hokayem, US Census Bureau KRDC administrator- will cover the types of data available along with policies and procedures for lab access and security protocols.

Research that informs evidence-based policy is in heightened need in this era of fiscal austerity and economic and demographic change.