• ACCORD Security

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    ACCORD is appropriate for de-identified PII, FERPA, de-identified HIPAA, business confidential, and other types of de-identified sensitive data. ACCORD cannot be used to process highly-restricted data such as CUI, FISMA, iTAR, and PCI data.
    Authentication ACCORD does not have its own user identity store but instead relies upon authentication via your home institution’s single sign-on tool.
    Authorization All members of a project have equal access to the data storage for that project, without sudo or root privileges.
    Closed Environments ACCORD environments have no outbound connectivity to the Internet other than approved library and tool
    repositories (PyPi, CPAN, CRAN, etc.

  • ACCORD Community Meeting - August 5, 2022

    When: Aug 5, 2022 11:00AM-3:00PM, Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    UVA is proud to sponsor a community meeting to discuss ACCORD, how far we have come and where we are headed. The event is all virtual, and you may attend any or all of the topics.
    Access the Event: Register for the Event Zoom Link You are welcome to invite colleagues to attend the Community Meeting, especially researchers who are new to ACCORD.
    Agenda 11:00 – 11:10 Welcome to ACCORD 11:10 – 12:00 Technical Overview of ACCORD 12:00 – 12:15 Break 12:15 – 12:45 Demo of ACCORD 12:45 – 1:30 Brown bag lunch with users sharing their experience 1:30 – 1:50 Breakout Room Topic Discussions Session 1 1:50 – 1:55 Switch Breakout Rooms 1:55 – 2:15 Breakout Room Topic Discussions Session 2 2:15 – 2:30 Break 2:30 – 3:00 Peek into the Future of ACCORD The same topics will be covered in the two breakout sessions so that you may attend two of the topics.

  • Integrated Sensor Networks in Arctic Alaska

    Understanding the Changing Natural-Built Landscape in an Arctic Community Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) is one of The National Science Foundation’s 10 Big Ideas. NNA projects address convergence scientific challenges in the rapidly changing Arctic. Arctic research is needed to inform the economy, security and resilience of the Nation, the larger region and the globe. NNA empowers new research partnerships from local to international scales, diversifies the next generation of Arctic researchers, enhances efforts in formal and informal education, and integrates the co-production of knowledge where appropriate. This award fulfills part of that aim by addressing interactions among social systems, natural environment, and built environment in the following NNA focus areas: Arctic Residents, Data and Observation, Education, and Resilient Infrastructure.
  • About ACCORD

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    What is it ACCORD (Assuring Controls Compliance of Research Data) gives researchers from public universities across the state of Virignia access to a multicore computing system capable of processing and storing de-identified sensitive data. ACCORD is appropriate for de-identified PHI, FERPA, business confidential, and other types of de-identified sensitive data. This is especially important for schools that lack the financial, staffing, or technical resources for such systems. ACCORD is designed to encourage collaborative research partnerships across institutions by managing the risks associated with sensitive data sharing.
    ACCORD is project-based, which means use of the platform centers on individual projects.