Research Resources

Federal Statistical Research Data Center

Through a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University, qualified Drexel researchers have access to restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the new satellite location of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC). The FSRDC will open in Philadelphia in 2017 and is one of five new research hubs that will join a network of 23 others across the nation — each one a partnership between federal statistical agencies and leading research institutions.

Because of the data’s confidential nature, the Census Bureau will review and approve requests for access to the FSRDC. Approved projects must demonstrate scientific merit, maintain the anonymity of individuals and firms in the data, and researchers are required to protect the confidentiality of the data they access.

The Philadelphia FSRDC is expected to open in summer 2017. For more information about the FSRDC network visit the FSRDC website or email For more information about the Philadelphia center, visit the Philadelphia Federal Statistical Research Data Center website.