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CRADC News and Announcements

CRADC monthly downtimes now scheduled during regular CISER system downtimes.  Please see CISER computing news for the date and time of the next CRADC monthly downtime.

CRADC Implementation of DUO Two-Factor Authentication


To further the security of the Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC), as of the July 16th, 2015 downtime CRADC users will be required to use DUO Security's two-factor authentication service. CISER step-by-step instructions on the installation and use of DUO two-factor authentication can be found at Assistance in completing the DUO two-factor authentication can be directed to the CISER Helpdesk.

In addition, as of the end of the July 16th downtime, all CISER user account passwords will be required to be at least 15 characters long. Any user account that contains a password shorter than 15 characters after downtime will need to be updated to the new password requirements during the next user account login. To ease the transition to 15 character passwords, CISER strongly encourages the use of passphrases as well as the use of a secure password management tool such as Password Agent (

Nielsen Marketing Data Now Available


CRADC is delighted to announce the introduction of the Kilts Center for Marketingís Nielsen datasets, available now to Cornell researchers through Cornellís institutional contract with the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. The Nielsen Marketing Data is made up of the Consumer Panel Data and Retail Scanner Data files. The datasets start in 2004 and are updated on an annual basis; CRADC will make each of these updates accessible to authorized researchers on the computing system as they become available. Cornell researchers who are interested in the Nielsen data should contact the CRADC data custodian to start the application process.

For Cornell researchers unfamiliar with the Nielsen datasets, or would like additional information, visit