Coleridge Initiative

Secure Platform

Administrative Data Research Facility

The Coleridge Initiative’s Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF) provides a FedRAMP moderate secure environment in AWS GovCloud to host confidential data.   It was established by the Census Bureau to inform the decision making of the Commission on EvidenceBased Policy making, and won a government innovation award. It has Authorization to Operate from the US Census Bureau and US Department of Agriculture.

The ADRF follows the “five safes” framework to protect data, and has hosted over 100 confidential datasets from federal, state and local government agencies, as well as academic researchers.   Data providers can host their data in the environment and track access and use using the ADRF Data Stewardship app.  The Rich Context project is building a platform that will enable empirical analysts to search for and discover datasets, starting with USDA and NSF datasets.   

Requesting an Account

If you are an agency sponsored researcher, make sure that the agency has set up an ADRF account for you.
If you are part of a training program, we will create the account once you have been accepted into the program.
If you are an independent researcher, please contact us; additionally, you can refer to our pricing structure.

Once you are on an approved research project, you will have access to a project workspace that contains  analytical tools and datasets.