Learn More About Kentucky Research Data Center

The Kentucky Research Data Center (KRDC) is an NSF-funded Federal Statistical Research Data Center. The facility, in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, offers researchers with approved projects the opportunity to access restricted data from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Because the KRDC is a high-security federal statistical research data center, those interested in conducting work at the facility must undergo a project review and obtain security clearance to access the center. 

To help UK’s researchers who are interested in developing research projects using the KRDC, James Ziliak (KRDC’s executive director) and Charles Hokayem (U.S. Census Bureau KRDC administrator) will hold two informational sessions in September for the UK campus community. They will present the types of data available and the policies and procedures governing access. 

  • Sept. 19, 3-4 p.m., Gatton Building, Room 435UV
  • Sept. 22, 9-10 a.m., Gatton Building, Room 311

We invite UK faculty and graduate students with an interest in the data products of the KRDC to attend one of these sessions.

For more information, contact Charles Hokayem at 323-7075 or For more on this new center, see the Research Blog: “Enabling Evidenced-Based Policy: the Kentucky Research Data Center.”