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ORAU Assets

To encourage communication that could lead to collaborations, this section provides information on ORAU’s varied assets that you may utilize to your benefit. If you would like more information, or have comments for additional content, please contact the UPO staff.

Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR)

CEDR is the Department of Energy’s (DOE) electronic database comprised of health studies of DOE contract workers and environmental studies of surrounding DOE facilities. CEDR provides independent researchers and the public with access to de-identified data collected since the Department’s early production years.

Most of CEDR’s holdings are derived from epidemiologic studies of DOE workers at many large nuclear weapons plants, such as Hanford, Los Alamos, and the Oak Ridge reservation. Current CEDR holdings include more than 76 studies of over one million workers at 31 DOE sites. Access to these data is at NO COST to the user.

To learn more about the repository, and to register to access the data, please visit the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource website.

Data Analytics Roundtable

The ORAU Data Analytics Roundtable is a committee of data analysis professionals assembled to address ORAU’s growing need for improving predictive analytics and data visualization capabilities. The Roundtable strengthens and champions ORAU’s capabilities in data analytics by routinely convening interested representatives from ORAU programs, departments and offices to advance our data analytics capabilities. The Data Analytics Roundtable invites engagement by ORAU member universities to promote collaboration and explore new opportunities.

For additional information on the ORAU Data Analytics Roundtable, please contact Jennifer Garman.

Nanotechnology Studies

Understanding how to overcome challenges associated with nanotechnology is important if nanotechnology is to be successfully integrated into society.

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic level used to create particles with unique chemical and physical properties. These particles, known as engineered nanoparticles, can be arranged into novel structures and materials such as carbon nanotubes and quantum dots that have the potential to greatly improve society by creating better medications for cancer treatment, improving energy production and providing clean water.

The use of nanotechnology is beneficial but also potentially challenging for health, environmental and societal impacts.

To learn more about ORAU’s work in this area, please visit the ORAU Nanotechnology Studies page.