The Census Bureau Approves a New Federal Statistical Research Data Center in Philadelphia

The Census Bureau

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will be the location for a new Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC).   The new center will join the network of 23 FSRDCs located around the country.   The FSRDCs provide qualified researchers a secure environment in which to access restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Center for Health Statistics, and Bureau of Labor Statistics.   

Four research institutions, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and The Pennsylvania State University have formed a consortium to operate and fund the Philadelphia center together with the existing FSRDC on the Pennsylvania State University campus.  

The Philadelphia FSRDC is planned to open in 2017.  Read more about the new data centers: Information about the FSRDC network is available at