• gale boyd at tcrdc


Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC) is now located on the 2nd floor of Gross Hall.

To many researchers at Duke University, the Census Bureau is a rich source of demographic and economic data, data that make it possible to answer all sorts of important and interesting questions.

TCRDC is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and Duke University in cooperation with the The University of North Carolina System and Research Triangle Institute (RTI). Under this partnership, the Census Bureau allows qualified researchers to perform statistical analysis on selected internal non-public microdata from the Census Bureau's economic and demographic censuses and surveys via two secure computer laboratories located at either Duke and RTI. Statistical analysis of non public data from other government agencies may be conducted via the TCRDC as well; including data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The TCRDC is one of 12 sites in a network of Research Data Centers located around the U.S. The TCRDC is the oldest such facility in the Southeast.

Faculty, students, and staff from Duke, RTI,  or any of the 16 universities in the UNC System may use the TCRDC free of cost for their Census approved research projects, making the TCRDC is a unique opportunity for qualified researchers in the region. Other researchers may use the TCRDC on a fee basis.

Contact Us

Gale A. Boyd
Executive Director
Phone: 919.660.6892
Fax: 919.681.4183

Bert Grider
RDC Administrator

Phone: 919.660.6893
Fax: 919.681.4183

Physical Address:
Social Science Research Institute
Gross Chem Building, 2nd floor
140 Science Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27708
Mailing Address:
Duke University
Social Science Research Institute
Campus Box 90467
Durham, North Carolina 27708
    • Thu Oct 13
    • New Triangle Census Research Network to be Created
    • Faculty from the Departments of Economics and Statistical Science have been awarded a new $3 million grant from the NSF to create the Triangle Census Research Network, which will improve the analysis and dissemination of economic and demographic data to the public.

    • Tue Oct 19
    • TCRDC Holds Third Annual Conference and Opens New Center
    • TheTriangle Census Research Data Center Conference held this week explores social sciences research opportunities using confidential microdata collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other agencies. The conference also celebrates the opening of a second center at RTI International...

    • Thu Dec 31
    • More than Counting People
    • "It's one of Duke's well-kept secrets," said Gale Boyd, executive director of the Triangle Census Research Data Center, located in Social Sciences 329-D. The Triangle RDC allows researchers whose proposals have been approved by the U.S. Census Bureau to access confidential microdata not released to the public.

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