Boston Research Data Center

The Harvard Chan School purchased an institutional subscription to the Boston Research Data Center (BRDC), which greatly reduces the cost of accessing non-public federal microdata for School researchers. These microdata represent unit-level or otherwise highly-disaggregated data on individual persons or households and fine geographic units such as blocks or zip codes.

The BRDC is one of 33 Federal Statistical Research Data Centers run by the Census Bureau. Watch a brief video overview on Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC).

Example of Harvard Chan School projects that have accessed the BRDC:

  • Exploring Trends in US Health Inequities in Context (Krieger)
  • Mortality Among Professional American-Style Football Players and Professional American Baseball Players (Weisskopf)

For more information contact Michele Sinunu in the Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD).