Stanford IRiSS opens expanded Federal Statistical Research Data Center
Stanford IRiSS is home to one of approximately 30 Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDCs) scattered across the country. Since 2010, IRiSS has hosted the Stanford FSRDC at its 30 Alta Road office. Researchers with approved projects can access microdata from the Census Bureau’s economic and demographic surveys and censuses, restricted-use data from the National Center for Health Statistics and other partnered agencies, and administrative data from partnered state and local governments. In response to a constantly growing number of research projects, IRiSS began the construction of a new FSRDC facility in 2020. The $1.3 million project was funded by a combination of the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Medicine, and Business.