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ACCORD Project

UVA Wise received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to deploy the Assuring Controls Compliance of Research Data project (ACCORD), which is a high-performance computing cluster designed to protect sensitive research data. ACCORD is capable of being HIPAA-compliant.

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, information related to health, genomics, or data deemed sensitive by research partners/sponsors);
  • Use high-performance computing power (multi-core clusters) to analyze data in secured 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.

To get started, get in touch with Tho Nguyen, ACCORD project manager, at or Emily Wells.