The RDC process for applying for federal restricted-use data has become standardized.
The Interagency Council on Statistical Policy has announced that the standard application process, or SAP, began accepting applications on December 8, 2022. The announcement marks an important milestone for the federal statistical system. For the first time, primary statistical agencies and units have coordinated and agreed to use the same application for access to their restricted-use data assets. The Census Bureau’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) program is proud to be part of this groundbreaking accomplishment.
Information about the full SAP metadata catalog, including this agency’s confidential data assets, can be found on the platform at www.researchdatagov.org.
The FSRDC program is now accepting applications through the SAP Portal. Assistance from an FSRDC administrator will greatly reduce the need for future revisions to your application.
PSU FSRDC users with questions about existing applications or arrangements for use of restricted-use data should contact their local FSRDC administrator, Emily Greenman, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the transition to the SAP can be found on the SAP informational webpage and within the Frequently Asked Questions.
Email questions or comments to email@example.com.