NORC is a leader in the development and management of data in a protected environment. The NORC Data Enclave is a tool that allows the sharing, among a closed community of researchers, of datasets that are too sensitive to share broadly. The NORC Data Enclave archives, curates, and indexes the data; provides researchers remote and onsite secure access to the data; and statistically protects confidential information.
In addition, the NORC Data Enclave team manages an active outreach program to inform the national research community of the data and to foster the use of the data in research leading to conference presentations and journal publications. NORC also conducts an extensive education and training program to ensure appropriate use and disclosure of the data, including its confidentiality.