N3C Data Enclave Account Creation

First Time Users

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The N3C Data Enclave is a secure platform through which harmonized clinical data provided by our contributing members are stored. The data can only be accessed through a secure cloud portal hosted by NIH NCATS and cannot be downloaded or removed. N3C invites you to begin your journey within the Enclave and join the collaborative efforts of our partners to better understand and address the most pressing COVID-19 clinical questions.

Before You Start:

To expedite the creation of your N3C Data Enclave account, please see the Enclave Registration Checklist and have the recommended items in place before beginning the following steps.

N3C Data Enclave Account Creation Instructions:

step 1

Confirm or Request a Data Use Agreement (DUA) between your Institution and N3C

To access data within the N3C Data Enclave, an institutional official from the user's home institution must sign the Data Use Agreement (DUA) and agree to the terms of service outlined by NCATS and N3C. If a user is not affiliated with an institution, they can work with NCATS directly to register for a DUA. A user will not be granted an account until the DUA is received and approved by NCATS. See the list of institutions with active DUAs.

For questions about this step, please visit the N3C Support Desk.

step 2

Register for an N3C Data Enclave Account

Please fill out the N3C registration form and request an Enclave account by checking the "Access to the N3C Data Enclave" box. Once an account has been generated, an email with further instructions will be sent to the email address provided. If you need to update your profile information you can do so here. NOTE: N3C members who previously had accounts for accessing Palantir training will have to re-register for a new N3C Data Enclave account to gain access.

step 3

Log in to the N3C Data Enclave

Once the previous steps have been completed, a user can log in to the N3C Data Enclave and begin the following steps to gain access to the data.

step 4

Submit a Data Use Request (DUR)

Once a user has designed a study and completed the necessary steps for the required data access level, they must complete and submit a Data Use Request (DUR) online form within the N3C Data Enclave (Sample DUR). Pending approval and verification of the information, the user will then be able to access data within the Enclave in accordance with the data access tier for which they have been approved.