Friday, August 14, 2009

Free Data Conference for UNCG Faculty, Staff, and Students

The Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC) will hold its annual conference "What is the TCRDC and How Can it Help Me?" on September 18, 2009 at Duke University. The conference speakers will talk about using the confidential microdata available at the TCRDC. You will also have an opportunity to talk with TCRDC staff members about accessing the confidential data.

The conference is free for UNCG faculty, staff, and students. You may register online and read more about the day's agenda.

UNCG researchers now have access to unpublished Census microdata through a partnership between Duke University, the U.S. Census Bureau, the UNC System and the TCRDC. This partnership allows the faculty, students and research staff of member institutions to access unpublished microdata from the Census Bureau’s economic and demographic censuses and surveys. Confidential data from other government agencies, such as the National Center for Health Statistics, may be accessed as well. Access to this confidential microdata is provided at a secure computer laboratory located on the Duke Campus. Check out the TCRDC web site for more information about the available data sources.

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