Under the leadership of Dr. John Anderson, Nebraska and its consortium partners (University
of Nebraska Medical Center, Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of
South Dakota) have established the Central Plains Federal Statistical Research Data Center. The RDC provides
a secure environment for access to federal restricted-use data provided by the Census Bureau,
NCHS, BLS, NCES, DoT, DHUD, IRS, and other federal sources. These restricted-use micro data
sets are an invaluable tool for scholarly researchers in the social, behavior, health and
life sciences and will make Nebraska a magnate for such researchers. The RDC provides restricted
access to these data in the secure facility located in the Whittier Research Center on the
For graduate students, the RDC will offer direct funding opportunities as research assistants
to work with faculty in various disciplines on research projects and to assist in supervision
of research conducted at the center under the direction of the Census Administrator.
Additionally graduate students will have unique opportunities to access detailed longitudinal
and other data for their own research and to participate in funded research projects generated
by ongoing grants associated with the RDC.
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