Researcher Handbook

Your research project at MRDC affords you opportunities to carry out unique research arising from the ability to access and explore confidential micro records. But the opportunities come at a price. Your research will take place under a set of rules and limitations that will be considerably more constraining than those prevailing in typical research environments.

The constraints stem from the legal requirements to meet the conditions of your appointment as a researcher at the MRDC — particularly the requirement to maintain confidentiality of the underlying microdata files to which you have been granted access,and the requirement that your project benefit Census Bureau data programs.

You are responsible for knowing the rules, regulations, and policies explained in U.S. Bureau of the Census Center for Economic Studies Research Data Centers Handbook for Researchers.

Download the Researcher Handbook (.pdf)