Spotlight: Florida Research Data Center

You may have heard about FSRDCs, Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. These centers are unique in that they provide access to restricted micro-data, data that isn’t accessible to the general public or by searching open records online. The Florida RDC offers exclusive access to data valuable to researchers at UF, FSU, and across the state. The Florida RDC is CTSI’s newest core service.

The FLRDC provides secure research access to restricted data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and over 18 other federal statistical agencies, including the National Center for Health Statistics and The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The FLRDC is a consortium of other Florida institutions, including FSU, UCF and Moffit Cancer Center. Consortium member researchers have access to the FLRDC lab on UF’s east campus, and the FLRDC administrator, who is available to help researchers through the RDC proposal process. Executive Director, Jaclyn Hall, Ph.D., joined the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2014 as a research scientist in the department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics. As a medical geographer, her personal research addresses spatial aspects of social determinants and health disparities. Visit the FLRDC webpage to learn more about how to use the FLRDC, and contact Dr. Hall to discuss enhancing your research through utilizing federal micro-data.

Her role as the executive director of the Florida RDC means she is the go-to person for research assistance when interested in using national data sets available through the RDCs.

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The Florida RDC

Located on UF's East Campus, the FLRDC will provide a secure research environment where researchers can analyze restricted data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies.