WiscRDC is a branch of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network.
FSRDCs make available otherwise confidential microdata from the Census Bureau, the IRS, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Qualifying for access to data in the FSRDC requires Bureau approval of a research project that is not only scientifically rigorous but, crucially, satisfies the Bureau’s own need for feedback about the quality and coverage of its data and that of its partners in the FSRDC program. A central responsibility of those who administer an FSRDC is to work with researchers to craft proposals that will be acceptable to the Bureau in both respects.
To conform to the law respecting the confidentiality of microdata gathered in federal censuses and surveys, individual researchers must be granted Special Sworn Status (SSS) by the Census Bureau.
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