Welcome to ACCORD (Assuring Controls Compliance of Research Data), a web-based platform which allows researchers from public universities across the state of Virginia to analyze and store their sensitive data in a central location.
ACCORD is appropriate for de-identified PII, FERPA, de-identified HIPAA, business confidential, and other types of de-identified sensitive data
Thanks to funding provided by the National Science Foundation (Award #: 1919667), ACCORD is available at no cost to researchers in the state of Virginia.
Partners Listed below are our partner universities for ACCORD:
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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.
Public and Moderately Sensitive Data Storage
/home /home is a free 50GB space provided to users of the Rivanna HPC system and is visible from the Rivanna login and compute nodes. /home is the default working directory when logging on to Rivanna. Users can also access their home directory at /home/$USER, where $USER is an individual’s UVa computing ID.
/scratch /scratch is a Lustre high performance parallel filesystem accessible via the Rivanna login and compute nodes.
Rivanna’s scratch file system has a limit of 10TB per user. This policy is in place to guarantee the stability and performance of the scratch file system. Scratch is intended as a temporary work directory.
Sensitive Data Storage - Ivy
Overview The Ivy secure computing environment meets both HIPAA- and CUI-compliance standards and is ideal for storing highly sensitive research data. Ivy offers several storage options to fit your research computing needs.
Ivy Central Storage Ivy Central Storage (ICS) is a highly sensitive data parking zone and central storage pool with a capacity greater than 1PB. This storage space is available for researchers with highly sensitive data and can be mounted on an Ivy virtual machine (VM). For added security, files stored on ICS are read & write only. Executable files can be moved from ICS to VM storage.
Researchers can request space on ICS by first requesting an Ivy account using the Ivy request form.