Located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Atlanta Research Data Center (ARDC) seeks to provide qualified researchers in Atlanta, and around the Southeast, with the opportunity to perform statistical analysis on non-public Census microdata in a secure computing environment.

The ARDC is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and member institutions that includes Georgia State University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Emory University, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Vanderbilt University and Tulane University.

The ARDC is part of a network of secure Research Data Centers located across the United States, collectively known as the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDCs). The ARDC is managed by the Census Bureau’s Center for Enterprise Dissemination (CED). Funding for the ARDC is provided in part by the member institutions.

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To add your name to the ARDC e-mail list, send an e-mail to Julie Hotchkiss with your contact information. See past newsletters here. For other questions regarding research opportunities, please contact ARDC Administrator Melissa Banzhaf.