Secure Data Services

If you need any help understanding security requirements for your project data, please contact CCSS Secure Data Services for assistance. We will work with you to identify the best option for securing your research data. Some of the informational points that might help with this process:

  • Are your research data Non-Confidential or Non-Restricted?
  • Do your data have identifiable characteristics (such as names or addresses)?
  • Did you need to agree to any terms or conditions to access or obtain the data?
  • Would you consider these data available for public access?

CCSS Secure Data Services will make recommendations for a data processing environment that is best suited for your data. We are here to help!

Please take a moment to review CCSS Secure Data Environments (below).

Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC)

CRADC ensures secure access to confidential and restricted data housed on restricted networked and standalone environments. Please contact CCSS Secure Data Services with any new project request, questions about already implemented CRADC projects, secure file transfer  and account troubleshooting requests.

Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency

In a collaborative effort with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency, CCSS-RS enabled researchers approved by IAB to securely access detailed, confidential administrative microdata on labor markets and IAB surveys ; no affiliation with Cornell is required. For more information regarding access to IAB data, please contact CCSS Secure Data Services.

Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC)

The Cornell FSRDC is one of 30 Federal Statistical Research Data Centers, part of a network managed by the U.S. Census Bureau. Researchers with approved projects are able to access confidential internal use files from various federal statistical agencies including the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Center for Health Statistics. CCSS-RS is a member of the New York Research Data Center Consortium supported by research institutions in New York State and the New York Metropolitan area – For further information about the national network of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers go to To learn more about data available in the FSRDC and how to apply for access, please visit ResearchDataGov.