The pilot projects are awarded through America’s Datahub Consortium
In response to the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) continues to fund the National Secure Data Service Demonstration (NSDS-D) Project. A future National Secure Data Service (NSDS) would provide a platform of shared services to streamline and innovate data access, data linkage, and privacy-protections to support expanded data use. Collaboration with all levels of government — including federal, state, local, and tribal governments — as well as non-government stakeholders is critical in developing this data ecosystem. The ultimate goal of an NSDS is to support decision-making through the use of data, with particular emphasis on decisions about public programs and policies.
NCSES is utilizing the America’s DataHub Consortium (ADC) to award NSDS-D pilot projects. After a competitive project evaluation process, a variety of organizations were chosen, including three (3) non-traditional organizations, ones that do not typically work with NSF or NCSES. We are pleased to announce the latest projects and awardees:
- Creating and Validating Synthetic Data (NCSES/Census, Annual Business Survey), Knexus Research Corp.
- Creation of Synthetic Data and Development and Use of Verification Metrics (Survey of Earned Doctorates), The Urban Institute
- Federated Data Usage Platform, Mathematica, Inc.
- Federated Data Usage Platform, NORC at the University of Chicago
- Evaluation of Noise Infusion for Large-Scale Demographic Sample Survey (Survey of Doctorate Recipients), Knexus Research Corp.
- Expanding Equitable Access to Restricted-Use Data through Federal Statistical Research Data Centers, Regents of the University of Michigan (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
- Models for a Data Concierge Service for a National Secure Data Service, NORC at the University of Chicago
- Secure Compute Environment Environmental Scan, Duality Technologies
- Utilizing Privacy Preserving Record Linkage to Link Data from Two Federal Statistical Agencies (NCSES/NCHS), HealthVerity, Inc.
- Utilizing Privacy Preserving Record Linkage with Parent Agency Data and Statistical Agency to Inform Programs and Policies (NCSES/NSF), NORC at the University of Chicago
“The NSDS Demonstration project enters an exciting phase with these awards. The breadth and depth of subject matter expertise our awardees bring will allow us to further explore potential shared services for a National Secure Data Service”, says Dr. Heather Madray, Program Director for Data Access, Confidentiality, and Quality Assessment from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation.
The NCSES, NSF, and ADC extend their gratitude to all participants for their valuable contributions. These and future NSDS-D Projects have the potential to make a significant impact on data privacy and protection, ensuring the responsible and ethical use of data for the benefit of the American public.
For more information and details on each project, please visit the ADC Project Awards page.
About America’s DataHub Consortium
America’s DataHub Consortium (ADC) is a public-private partnership that brings together experts from government, industry, and academia to collaboratively research and solve our nation’s toughest challenges. ADC utilizes a fast, flexible, and scalable acquisition process to address emerging challenges.
ADC also offers its members streamlined access to federal government funding and the opportunity to take on critical evidence building challenges. In addition, members can research and locate other companies for potential project collaboration. For more information, visit americasdatahub.org. ADC is managed by Advanced Technology International.