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Cornell CRADC

Cornell Restricted Access Data Center 

  • Access Secure Data

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.
  • Help connecting researchers with Cornell’s Research Services to authorize the use of restricted data on CRADC.
  • Access to a variety of data analysis software applications.
  • Access to:
    • 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.
    • Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (IAB-RDZ) CCSS Research Support collaborates with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency, enabling approved researchers to access confidential administrative microdata on labor markets securely. These resources are available to any researcher approved by IAB, no affiliation with Cornell is required. Learn more here

Starting a New Research Project

  • You can start a new project here
  • Contact CCSS today at CRADC@cornell.edu if you have questions about CRADC or want to know if CRADC is right for your project.
  • For additional information see:
    • Cornell Research Services: Your starting point for working with data that requires restrictions.
    • 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.
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