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CISER Secure Data Services:  CRADC

Computing accounts:  RSCH vs. CRADC

Project accounts that include the use of sensitive, restricted, confidential, or proprietary data are created on the CISER Secure Data servers, titled CRADC, instead of on the CISER RSCH servers used for publicly available, non-restricted data. CRADC’s secure computing system for restricted data is customized to manage the contract or use agreement conditions of each project account—providing as much flexibility as is contractually permitted for project researchers while still securing the project data.

RSCHCRADC
No individual identity can be deduced directly or indirectly Detailed characteristics are present and identifiable
Public use data Data are not publically available
Non-identifiable variables Individual identifiers such as name, address, specific location are present
Data provider agreement not required Data provider requires a use agreement
No restrictions or terms and conditions controlling use by members of the Cornell community Terms and conditions controlling use of the data

Projects that MUST be on the CISER Secure Data server (CRADC) include data with any of the following characteristics:

  • Labeled as sensitive, restricted, confidential, or proprietary data
  • Includes data that are not publicly available without some type of agreement or signature
  • Contains individual identifiers such as name, address, specific location
  • Includes detailed characteristics which could directly or indirectly deduce an individual’s identity
  • Requires a signed contract or use agreement to access the data
  • Involves terms of use, including those necessary to avoid disciplinary action

If it is unclear whether your project should be on the RSCH or CRADC system, please contact CRADC@cornell.edu.