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 a consortium 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.

As part of a network of secure Research Data Centers located across the United States, the ARDC is managed by the Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies (CES). Funding for the ARDC is provided in part by the National Science Foundation and by consortium 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.