The Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC) provides customized secure computing environments for working with restricted research data, meeting the individual requirements of each data provider. Our years of experience since being a National Science Foundation-funded pilot project in 1999 have provided us with the knowledge necessary to offer you an individualized research environment customized to match the required security levels for your needs. Contact us today at CRADC@cornell.edu if you have questions about CRADC or want to know if CRADC is right for your project.
What We Offer
Assistance with acquiring data and preparing data security plans to meet data providers’ security requirements and finalize the Data Provider Agreements.
A secure computing environment to house restricted access and limited use licensed data sets to ensure compliance with data providers’ security requirements and Cornell University data security policies.
Kilts-Nielsen Data - CRADC houses Nielsen datasets for Cornell’s subscription. Interested researchers should begin the process of applying to use the datasets with Cornell Research Services and request new project space on CRADC.
Before contacting CRADC, please review the following Regulated Data Chart: If your data falls under a green checkmark, you do not need CRADC; apply for a standard research account, IRB decision tree: If your result is anything other than "Not human participant" or "human subjects research," your project will need IRB review; please contact research services (above) first.
Did your research benefit from the Cornell Center for Social Sciences Restricted Access Data Center?
Please acknowledge CCSS with the following language when publicizing or presenting your research results: “This research was supported by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences Restricted Access Data Center.”
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