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.




The 2019 Annual Conference of the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers will be September 6, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin.  This conference call for papers seeks current research using data available in the network of FSRDC's.  The deadline for submission is June 14, 2019.

The National Center for Health Statistics/AcademyHealth Health Policy Scholars Program is designed to encourage the use of NCHS data systems and programs by the health services research community in response to current health policy questions, and provide a basis for future health policy. The scholar will have unique access to restricted data file(s) (free-of-charge) through the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC), and potentially other Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC), to enhance and improve their research. The duration of this Scholar appointment is approximately 12 months.

On Friday, August 31, 2018, KRDC will host a seminar by Charles (Chuck) Courtemanche  entitled "Walmart, Obama Care, and Working at an RDC" from 3:00-4:30pm in Gatton Business and Economics Building room 157. Chuck will discuss how he has leveraged the RDC in his research. (Zoom https://uky.zoom.us/j/267387186 Or +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 267 387 186)

The Center for Economic Studies at the Census Bureau announces the Dissertation Mentorship Program.

Charles Hokayem (U.S. Census Bureau KRDC administrator) held KRDC information sessions at the Human Development Institute (February 7th)  and the University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Research Retreat (January 4th).