Florida RDC

opening fall 2021

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. Click below to learn more about the FLRDC and inquire about access.

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About the FLRDC

The UF-FSU FLRDC Consortium

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The UF-FSU FLRDC Consortium

This PowerPoint presentation contains additional information about RDCs, the FLRDC Consortium, and the types of information that are available to researchers.

The information provided through the FLRDC is available to researchers from universities, government agencies, and private institutions in Florida and beyond. In order to access this information, researchers must draft a research proposal to be submitted to the federal agency whose data they want to access for their research. A list of federal agencies providing data can be found here.

Researchers must consult with the FLRDC Administrator about the content and form of a research proposal. The administrator can assist researchers in determining data availability and in preparing worthy proposals. Graduate students who are interested in using the FLRDC should obtain an email of support from their advisors prior to initiating the proposal process. Click below to learn more about the proposal submission process and obtaining special sworn status.

stay informed

Join the FLRDC e-mail list

To add your name to the FLRDC e-mail list, send an e-mail to Mark Girson with your contact information.

FLRDC partner network

Support for the FLRDC is provided by consortium members at the University of Florida, Florida State University, Moffit Cancer Center, and University of Central Florida. All researchers at FLRDC Consortium institutions have access to the FLRDC. Some federal data sets, i.e. data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), may have some additional data management related fees. The consortium welcomes other institutions to join and also welcomes researchers at non-consortium institutions to inquire about obtaining access to the FLRDC.

Consortium partners

Learn more about the FLRDC’s consortium partners below:

University of florida (UF)

UF is a land, sea, space-grant research university with facilities in all 67 counties across the state of Florida.

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florida state university (fsu)

FSU is the state’s oldest higher education institution. It is a space and sea-grant research university offering over 300 degree programs.

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Moffit cancer center

Moffit Cancer Center is Florida’s first National Cancer Institute designated cancer center singularly focused on cancer prevention, treatment, and cure.

moffitt cancer center

University of Central Florida (UCF)

Founded in 1963, UCF is significant in Florida’s research infrastructure and has one of the largest student bodies in the U.S.

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University of Florida partners

Support for the FLRDC from within the UF comes from the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Office of Research, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) at the College of Medicine, and the Bureau for Economic and Business Research (BEBR).

Learn more about the FLRDC’s UF partners below:

FLRDC leadership

Jaclyn Hall, PhD

FLRDC Executive Director | executive advisory committee

Jaclyn Hall, PhD

Jaclyn Hall is a Research Scientist with the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics. As a medical geographer, her research addresses spatial aspects of social determinants and health disparities.

Executive Advisory Committee Members

Principal investigator (PI)

Christopher McCarty, PhD

Associate Dean, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Director, UF Bureau of Economic Business Research (BEBR)

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Mark Horner, PhD

Professor, Geography | Associate Dean, Research | FSU College of Social Science and Public Policy



Joseph Grzywacz, PhD

Associate Dean | Norejane Hendrickson Professor | FSU College of Human Sciences

Joseph Grzywacz


Nicole Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology | Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law | UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

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Location and parking


From I-75:

  1. Take exit 390 (Gainesville / FL-222 / NW 39thAve)
  2. Go 9.7 miles east on FL 222/NW 39th Ave to Waldo Rd (FL 24)
  3. Turn right (south)
  4. Go approximately 1.1 miles. After the turn onto Waldo Rd., you go through 1 stoplight (at NE 23rd Ave.)
  5. UF Eastside Campus will be on your right

From I-95 & Jacksonville:

  1. Take I-10 West
  2. Follow I-10 West for approximately 37 miles to US 301 South (Baldwin, exit 343)
  3. From US 301 take FL-24W in Waldo for another 14 miles
  4. UF Eastside Campus will be on your right

From the Gainesville Regional Airport:

  1. Exit the airport drive. Turn right (west) on SR 222 (NW 39th Avenue)
  2. Go about 1/2 mile to Waldo Rd (traffic light); turn left (South) onto Waldo Rd.
  3. Go about 1.5 mi. south on Waldo Rd; look for the UF Eastside Campus on your right


When You Arrive at UF Eastside Campus:

  • If you park outside of the designated Visitor Parking area without a valid UF Parking decal, you will be ticketed.
  • Special note to UF employees: Do not park in the “Visitor Parking Area” if you have a UF Decal! Your car will be ticketed by UPD if you park there! The Visitor Parking Area is for non-UF Employee Parking only!
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