The New York Research Data Center (NYRDC) is part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Network. The Federal Statistical Research Data Centers are partnerships between federal statistical agencies and leading research institutions (http://www.census.gov/about/adrm/fsrdc/about.html). The RDCs are secure facilities managed by the Census Bureau that provide secure access to a range of restricted-use microdata for statistical purposes only. Researchers must have an approved project before conducting research at an RDC.
The NYRDC operates three labs, one at Baruch College-CUNY, one at Cornell University as part of CISER (Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research), and one at Yale University. The NYRDC is a consortium of 12 universities and research institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Membership in the NYRDC Consortium covers access fees for faculty members, graduate students, and researchers affiliated with member institutions.