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Doing Business As Name:University of Virginia Main Campus
  • Ronald R Hutchins
  • (434) 924-4270
  • Scott F Midkiff
  • Masha Sosonkina
  • Deborah Crawford
  • Thomas E Cheatham III
Award Date:09/13/2019
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 2,500,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 2,500,000
  • FY 2019=$2,500,000
Start Date:10/01/2019
End Date:09/30/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:MRI: Development of ACCORD, a Community Cyberinstrument for Broadening Access to Research on Sensitive Data
Federal Award ID Number:1919667
DUNS ID:065391526
Parent DUNS ID:065391526
Program:Major Research Instrumentation
Program Officer:
  • Kevin Thompson
  • (703) 292-4220

Awardee Location

Street:P.O. BOX 400195
Awardee Cong. District:05

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Street:1 College Avenue
Cong. District:09

Abstract at Time of Award

This 11 public university collaboration in Virginia develops ACCORD, an innovative research computing cyberinstrument to support the storage, access, and usage of sensitive data for researchers at participating institutions across the State. Beyond simply securing research data, the ACCORD cyberinstrument provides customizable secured research environments that can be integrated into each institution's workflows and security models to assure compliance with relevant laws and regulations applicable to specific data types. Through ACCORD, researchers across the State of Virginia have access to new research computing capabilities not previously possible (or not easily accessible), enabling them to undertake projects that require complex protection of sensitive data. In addition to enabling new research, ACCORD advances important dimensions of research such as reproducibility and data accountability. ACCORD is also a new model for collaboration, providing a common platform for researchers at multiple institutions and in different disciplines to securely share data and analytics. In addition to driving exciting scientific discoveries with strong societal impact, the Virginia ACCORD program prioritizes research training and education in data security and privacy for students and researchers across the State. The Virginia ACCORD Consortium comprises universities of different sizes and missions, including minority-serving and non-PhD granting institutions, and is an effective platform for outreach and broadening participation to underrepresented and underserved communities. Lessons learned from the ACCORD's new model of collaboration and sharing compute resources are also being disseminated to other research computing consortia and communities across the U.S. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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