Fees and Invoicing
If you have questions about RDC fees, please contact your RDC Analyst or the RDC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are accessing other DHHS data, please see the hosted data page for details on fees. CDC employees and contractors should check the RDC intranet site for details about fees
Regardless of access mode, all researchers need to pay the RDC set-up fees.
- $750 per day
Complex projects that take more time, need special handling, or require a custom file format may require more than a day to set-up.
If your data needs change, and you need to change your data file, please consult with your RDC Analyst about additional requirements and fees. Please note this includes transferring your data across modes of access, for example moving your data from remote access to Census RDC.
On-site at an NCHS RDC
- $300 per day
There is a two day minimum on your first visit. If availability is limited, there is a ten-consecutive day maximum.
Remote access fees
- $750 per month
Staff Assisted Fees
- $750 per day
Fees at a Census RDC
Please contact the Census RDC of interest to receive an estimate.
RDC On-Site Cancellation Policy
Note that when you schedule a date(s) to come in to visit the RDC Lab, a computer is reserved for your use. However we recognize that circumstances may arise where you cannot attend on your scheduled day. Please contact your RDC analyst at least 24 hours in advance to cancel the visit so that a new date can be rescheduled, and to allow the computer to be available for others to use. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, at our discretion, you will be charged for that day with no refund. No-shows will also be charged for the day with no refund.
We accept institutional checks, personal checks, money orders, and Inter-Agency Agreements. We do not accept purchase order or credit card payments.
Checks and money orders
Make checks payable to:
DHHS for Statistical Services
Personal checks must have the invoice number and Social Security number.
Institutional checks must have the invoice number and institutional EIN (Tax ID).
Payment must be received 7 business days before the scheduled start date. We recommend using Express Mail or a similar courier service to assure that your check reaches us quickly.
Payments should be mailed to the address on the invoice.
Inter-Agency Agreements using funds from the current fiscal year (October 1st to Sept ember 30th) must be processed by June 30th. For more information, please contact Peter Meyer [email@example.com].