Durham's prominence as a research center is well known around the world. With the release below, that position gets even stronger. Durham will now have not one, but two Census Research Data Centers. In addition to the Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC) located on Duke University's campus--one of only nine centers in the U.S. and the only one in the Southeast--the Census is opening a new laboratory in Research Triangle Park in Durham.
Below is a portion of the media advisory released minutes ago:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010
***CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY***
New Census Research Data Center Lab to Open in Research Triangle Park
What: Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau, RTI International, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new Census Research Data Center (RDC) laboratory. The new lab, the Triangle Consortium Research Data Center, is actually a branch of the existing Triangle RDC at Duke University in Durham, N.C. RDCs are secure Census Bureau facilities where researchers from academia, federal agencies and other institutions with approved projects receive restricted access to unpublished Census Bureau demographic and economic microdata files.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010; 1 p.m. (EDT)
Who: Robert Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau and Victoria F. Haynes, president and chief executive officer, RTI International
Where: RTI International, Building 7, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709
Note: Videography and photography will be permitted. Directions to the RTI. International campus and a campus map can be found at http://www.rti.org/pubs/rti_international_maps.pdf.