There are numerous Research Data Centers around the country. Most are linked through a network that is coordinated by the Center for Economic Studies (CES) at the Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland. The NCHS RDC and AHRQ RDC are a bit different. However, the key thing is that all RDCs provide access to the same data sets. So, for example, Census, NCHS, and AHRQ data sets can be accessed from any RDC in the CES organized network.
Websites for RCDs provide a wealth of useful information of interest to researchers who are considering developing proposals for projects that will use restricted access data sets. Follow the various links below to explore the various RDC websites.
RDCs Not Directly Coordinated by the Center for Economic Studies (CES)
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Research Data Center
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Research Data Center
AHRQ Data Center Coordinator
Division of Survey Operations
Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1406
Fax: (301) 427-1276
RDCs Directly Coordinated by the Center for Economic Studies (CES)
The contact information for the network of RDCs around the country can be found on the CES webpage.