The UW Data Collaborative (UWDC) is a virtual, ‘cold storage’ data room that provides the infrastructure to harness innovative, but hard-to-access and highly sensitive data for the development of novel, high-quality research and evidence-driven policy making. Central to the UWDC is a state-of-the art computing cluster that provides access to sensitive and/or restricted data in a secure and computationally sophisticated environment. The UWDC is available to UW faculty and is a one-of-a-kind facility for accessing secure data at the UW.
Through the UWDC:
- Researchers may be able to access valuable data already provided by other researchers.
- Researchers can securely deposit their data for sharing with others.
- Researchers can securely integrate their data with other data sources to extend the value of those data.
- Researchers can apply a full array of software to analyze sensitive or restricted data for scientific insights.