The Kentucky Research Data Center (KRDC) is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky and the U.S. Census Bureau established by a grant from the National Science Foundation in 2016. KRDC is part of the nationwide system of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. Indiana University is a proud member of the Kentucky Research Data Center consortium. Through the KRDC, located in Lexington, KY, Indiana University researchers are able to access restricted data from participating federal statistical agencies.
Kentucky Research Data Center
For up-to-date information on the data available through the KRDC, please visit the KRDC's "Data Products" page.
Using the KRDC
KRDC is secure facility, and researchers wishing to use the facility must develop a project proposal, receive approval for the project, and undergo security clearance. More information is available on the KRDC's "Policies and Procedures" page. Researchers interested in developing a project proposal can start by contacting Emily Meanwell, Indiana University's KRDC advisory board representative.
KRDC grants for IU researchers
The Social Science Research Commons invites requests for funding to support research that uses the resources of the University of Kentucky RDC (KRDC). Requests can be made for funds to support travel to the RDC by faculty or their graduate students and for any charges associated with using RDC data. We expect that typical requests will be for $500 - $3,000.