Margaret Levenstein

A Robust and Reliable Resource for Accessing, Sharing, and Analyzing Confidential Geospatial Research Data

Research Project Description

ICPSR will collaborate with Harvard University as a subcontractor to an NSF project, award no. 1832465. ICPSR will accept deposits of data for NSF-funded projects with detailed geospatial data and provide geospatial researchers a secured method to share the data. To accomplish this, ICPSR will undertake a number of improvements to its system of virtual data access to improve the user experience with regard to geospatial data. These include making a Geographic Virtual Data Enclave (GVDE) available to the research community, implementation of a digital identifier for trained, trusted researchers, and new tools for ensuring the confidentiality of output, such as maps, removed from the GVDE. We will also participate in outreach activities at the American Association of Geographers annual conference.

National Science Foundation
(subcontract: 136392-5116305)

Funding Period: 12/1/2019 to 2/28/2022

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