Opening by May 1, 2017, the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center (RMRDC) is part of a national network of federal statistical research data centers, and it is the first to be established in the Rocky Mountain region (see map). It is a secure research environment where qualified researchers with approved projects conduct statistical analyses of nonpublic data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies.
Researchers at all the major research institutions along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains are encouraged to generate collaborative and innovative RDC projects in economics, demography, and in the spatial, environmental, and health sciences. Researchers outside of the Front Range who have an approved project also are eligible to use the RMRDC.
Now is a good time to get started developing a proposal. It will take a number of months to complete this process. After proposals are approved by the appropriate federal agency, researchers must complete a background investigation. For information on proposal guidelines, visit Proposals.