Iowa Social Science Research Center

Learn More About the CPRDC in Fall Information Sessions

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Researchers interested in learning about opportunities to use restricted federal data sets in the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC) located at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln are invited to attend an information session this fall semester. The sessions will also be available online.

Dr. John Anderson, executive director of CPRDC, will provide an overview of data sets available and how to get involved in using the Center. Michael Zweifel, census administrator, will also be present to discuss specifics of gaining access to the data center.

Information sessions will take place on the following dates from 3-4 p.m. (central time), with specific data emphases as listed. Physical space is limited to 12 attendees. To attend online, you can indicate that in the registration form. For questions, please contact Dr. Anderson at CPRDC@unl.edu
 

Fall 2018 Sessions:

Date: September 12
Topic: Introduction to CPRDC and restricted federal data sets of all types available
Location: Howard L. Hawks Hall, room 306

Date: October 10
Topic: Introduction to CPRDC with focus on business and economic data sets available
Location: Howard L. Hawks Hall, room 310

Date: October 31
Topic: Introduction to CPRDC with focus on health data sets available
Location: Howard L. Hawks Hall, room 310

Date: November 28
Topic: Introduction to CPRDC with focus on demographic data sets available
Location: Howard L. Hawks Hall, room 310

Please register here. If you choose to join these sessions remotely, a seminar link and room password will be sent to the email you provide before each information session.

The Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC) is a special research facility at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that is operated in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to provide researchers with approved projects access to restricted-use federal data.  Data are available from a number of federal agencies, including the Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other agencies.  Restricted access data sets are typically more detailed and provide finer geographic coverage than public use data sets.  A Census administrator is on site to assist researchers in the development of proposals, to facilitate security clearances, and to assist in implementation of approved research projects.  The purpose of the CPRDC is to enhance academic research, research infrastructure, and the recruitment of research-oriented faculty and graduate students.  The CPRDC is supported by a consortium of university entities including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of South Dakota.