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Restricted-Access Research Data Centers (RDCs)

Status: Archived

Important information for proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports the establishment of new Research Data Centers, Census Bureau facilities that provide researchers with access to confidential microdata.


This solicitation invites proposals for the establishment of new Research Data Centers (RDCs).  RDCs are secure Census Bureau facilities within which external researchers are given access to confidential micro data in accordance with specific statutory requirements.  NSF will provide start-up costs for new RDC facilities.  Potential investigators first must contact Census regarding the feasibility of sponsoring an RDC prior to submitting a proposal to NSF.

Program contacts

Cheryl L. Eavey
ceavey@nsf.gov (703) 292-7269 SBE/SES
Nancy A. Lutz
nlutz@nsf.gov (703) 292-7280 SBE/SES

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