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.




An informational session for IU researchers interested in developing research projects using the Kentucky Research Data Center will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Social Science Research Commons in Woodburn Hall 200 of the IU-Bloomington campus. The session -- with James Ziliak, Kentucky Research Data Center executive director, and Charles Hokayem, the U.S. Census Bureau Kentucky Research Data Center administrator -- will cover the types of data available and the policies and procedures governing access.

To help UK’s researchers who are interested in developing research projects using the KRDC, James Ziliak (KRDC’s executive director) and Charles Hokayem (U.S. Census Bureau KRDC administrator) will hold two informational sessions for the UK campus community, one on Sept. 19, 3-4pm, Gatton Builidng 435UV and a second Sept. 22, 9-10am, Gatton Building 311.

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