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Nebraska State Data Center

CPAR is also the lead agency for the Nebraska State Data Center (NSDC) Program. This program is a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and individual states. This relationship has resulted in CPAR taking an active role in analyzing and disseminating information from the 2010 Census.

The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. It is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. The SDCs and their networks are official sources of demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the Census Bureau.

The NSDC network includes 4 coordinating agencies and 20 affiliate agencies located throughout the state. Download the list of NSDC Affiliates, including phone and email contact information to find an affiliate in your area

The NSDC makes data accessible to state, regional, local and tribal governments, and non-governmental data users at no charge or on a cost-recovery or reimbursable basis as appropriate.

Training and Technical Assistance

The NSDC provides training and technical assistance in accessing and using Census Bureau data for research, administration, planning and decision making by local governments, the business community, and other interested data users. Our training program include a quarterly training workshop series and the Annual Data Users Conference.

Consortium for Organizational Research and Evaluation

The Consortium for Organizational Resarch and Evaluation (CORE) brings together extensive resources in organizational and program performance analysis, planning and applied research. CORE links faculty consultants from the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service with governmental and nonprofit organizations to add value to their operations and services and ensure successful outcomes. For more information visit the CORE website.