UW-Madison to open Federal Statistical Research Data Center

Interdisciplinary research with the potential to inform policymaking will receive a huge boost Sept. 21 with the dedication of a new University of Wisconsin-Madison Federal Statistical Research Data Center, or FSRDC, on the UW campus.

The data enclave, the only such facility in the state, is a branch location of an existing FSRDC at the University of Minnesota, making Wisconsin part of a revolution in social science research in which growing access to individual records for economic and household censuses, linked to public administrative data, has the potential to significantly improve the evidence base on the effectiveness of public policies and programs.

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