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SRDC Overview

Summary

The Secure Research Data and Compute (SRDC) platform has been developed for researchers working with highly sensitive (P4) data. This includes high performance computing (HPC), computing on virtual machines (VMs) with desktop environments, and protected storage for both options. The combined approach of providing data management and computation support helps researchers integrate data management best practices into their larger research workflows while protecting their data. Through a coalition of partners from across campus, the SRDC platform has been designed and built for a broad range of researchers.

Use Cases

Researchers working with protected health information (PHI), other highly sensitive human subjects data, controlled unclassified information (CUI), or other high risk data coming from third parties are strong candidates for SRDC.

Zero-cost secure computing and storage

Thanks to strategic support from campus leadership, the SRDC platform provides a baseline amount of capacity at no cost to campus researchers via the Faculty Computing Allowance (FCA). Researchers with additional secure computing or storage needs may alternatively choose to buy into the Condo model.

More Info

We are in the process of adding more information to our SRDC documentation pages. In the meantime, please explore the links below or feel free to schedule a consultation by emailing brc@berkeley.edu.