Cornell Federal Statistical Research Data Center (Cornell FSRDC)

Syracuse University is member of the New York Research Data Center (NYRDC) Consortium. The NYRDC is part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) Network with core RDCs located at Baruch College and Cornell University, and a branch RDC at Yale University.

SU researchers have access to the Cornell FSRDC, which provides researchers the opportunity to access selected Census, NCHS, and AHRQ confidential microdata in a physically secure facility located at 391 Pine Tree Rd at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER).

Upcoming Webinars

Economists from the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau will be hosting a series of webinars about datasets that are available through the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. Current and prospective researchers are encouraged to attend.

Skype Link:

Participant Dial-in number: 800-988-0224
Participant passcode: 2684731
Note: Call-in links and numbers may change after the first webinar. Contact your RDC administrator for updated information.

Thursday, Sept. 27 - The Business Register and General Data Tips
Speaker: C.J. Krizan
Time: 2-3pm ET
The Business Register (BR) is a comprehensive database of business establishments in the
United States and provides resources for the U.S. Census Bureau’s economic programs for sample selection, research, and survey operations.

Thursday, Nov. 1 - The Longitudinal Foreign Trade Transaction Database
Speaker: Fariha Kamal
Time: 2-3pm ET
The Longitudinal Foreign Trade Transaction Database (LFTTD) has two components: 1) Transaction-level export data linked to information on firms operating in the United States, and 2) Transaction-level import data linked to information on firms operating in the United States.

Thursday, Nov. 8 - The Longitudinal Business Database
Speaker: Kristin McCue
Time: 2-3pm ET
The Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) contains the universe of all U.S. business establishments with paid employees from 1976 to 2016, with longitudinal linkages and birth and death years.

Thursday, Nov. 13 - The Census of Manufactures and Thoughts on Imputation
Speaker: Kirk White
Time: 2-3pm ET
Data for the manufacturing sector are provided for payroll, number of workers, cost of fuels, cost of electricity, energy consumed, cost of materials, purchased services, capital expenditures, depreciation, value of inventories, and value of total and product shipments.

In spring of 2018, CPR hosted the new Cornell Research Data Center Administrator, Nichole Szembrot, and several leaders from the Cornell branch for a general information session. The event provided guests with a general overview of the federal statistical data system, the data available, and how the process works. Slides from that spring 2018 information session can be access here:

Title: “Opportunities for Research with Confidential Federal Statistical Data at the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Center” 

Access to the Cornell RDC is made possible through the generous support of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Please direct questions about the RDC to Maxwell School Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Colleen Heflin (