UVA Wise received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to deploy the Assuring Controls Compliance of Research Data project (ACCORD). ACCORD is a web-based platform that allows researchers from different colleges and universities across the state of Virginia to analyze and store their sensitive data in a central location.
UVA Wise researchers can use ACCORD resources for free.
ACCORD can help you:
- Store general research data to protect from loss (data is automatically backed up);
- Store sensitive data (e.g. population/demographic data, de-identified data, genomics, or data deemed sensitive by research partners/sponsors);
- Use high-performance computing power (multi-core clusters) to analyze data in a secure environment;
- Leverage the availability of ACCORD infrastructure in funding proposals/applications. For example, ACCORD can support secure data storage and analytics of a proposal; and
- Use ACCORD to train new researchers.
Instructions for Researchers
Researchers at UVA Wise can access the ACCORD resources on campus through a secured online interface. The ACCORD team also offers technical support and guidance for users.