The Advanced Data Solutions Center (ADS Center) comprises NORC’s growing array of data management, computational science, and informatics solutions. The ADS Center evolved out of the dynamic growth of the NORC
Data Enclave®, an industry-defining platform for secure remote data access services, and supports large-scale, enterprise-wide, big data initiatives.
Increasingly, ADS Center’s services and solutions will be built on NORC’s new hybrid cloud model, which combines “on-premises” and “in-the-cloud” infrastructure and services model that maximizes NORC’s data and systems security posture while enhancing the scalability of our computing resources and our ability to deliver end-to-end custom processes and products for our clients.
The ADS Center offers three major service lines:
- Standard Data Services (SDS): including secure remote data access services, technical/help desk support, imports, exports, and statistical disclosure control
- Research Data Services (RDS), including data harmonization, custom data extracts, data linking, de-identification, and public use files
- Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS), including large-scale data warehousing, database management, custom data extract/transform/load (ETL) processing, comprehensive business intelligence (BI) and portal solutions, data visualizations, and dynamic data dashboards
The NORC Data Enclave®—NORC’s constantly evolving high-performance computational, storage, and analytical environment—is an integral part of the ADS Center, and continues to add new capacities and cutting-edge statistical, analytical, visualization, and reporting tools.
The ADS Center’s client list includes the Economic Research Service (ERS), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), National Science Foundation (NSF), Social Security Administration (SSA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO), the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), Vermont Care Network (VCN), Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), Kauffman Foundation, College Board, Private Capital Research Institute (PCRI), and OM1 Analytics (OM1).