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Cornell FSRDC

Cornell Federal Statistical Research Data Center

  • Cornell's Sage Hall in the summer with storm clouds in background

8/13/2021 UPDATE: The Cornell RDC is open by reservation only. Masks, social distancing, and sanitizing procedures are required.

Cornell is a member of the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Center Consortium (NYRDC) and operates an RDC lab along with Baruch College and Yale University. The NYRDC is a consortium funded by 14 universities and research institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. There are 31 FSRDC labs throughout the U.S. They are secure facilities managed by the Census Bureau to provide secure access to a range of confidential microdata for statistical purposes only.

The Cornell FSRDC is one of 31 Federal Statistical Research Data Centers, part of a network managed by the U.S. Census Bureau. Researchers with approved projects can access confidential internal use files from various federal statistical agencies, including the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau manages this network of data centers. CCSS Research Support coordinates the relationship with the Census Bureau for Cornell and houses the secure facility that the Bureau manages.

Almost all FSRDCs are located at research institutions in large metropolitan areas. Cornell is unique in having this resource available in our rural community. This facility allows researchers to work locally with restricted-access federal data, removing the need to travel to New York City, the Washington, D.C. area, or elsewhere. Work is conducted in the FSRDC secure facility at 391 Pine Tree Rd., where the researcher is provided a workspace with thin-client remote access to the restricted-access data.

CCSS-RS maintains the Consortium website,, with information on RDC proposal guidelines, RDC data resources, and policies and procedures. For information about the national network of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers, go to Descriptions of available data are available at ResearchDataGov. Please direct questions about the proposal process or use of the Cornell RDC to

Proposal Development
Process used at Cornell RDC

Cornell FSRDC Newsletter






Meet the FSRDC Specialist

Nichole Szembrot, RDC Administrator

Nichole is available to assist the Cornell community with proposal development and other facets of FSRDC data access. Nichole Szembrot has a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. Dr. Szembrot joined the Census Bureau in January 2018 and was assigned as the Administrator for the Cornell RDC. Prior to the Census Bureau, Dr. Szembrot was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Trinity College.

Contact: Nichole Szembrot, RDC Administrator 
Cornell Research Data Center
391 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Nicole Szembrot
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