Sherlock is participating in a multi-million dollar project with City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA, and other universities and health organizations to create a research cyberinfrastructure that includes a secure, cloud-based data management platform.

  James Lacey   Professor & Director of Cancer Etiology, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

James Lacey
Professor & Director of Cancer Etiology, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

Sherlock Cloud is entirely HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant, meaning the Sherlock Cloud team has specific experience providing the type of data security that our CTS Data Mart and research require. Our partnership with SDSC’s Sherlock Cloud will modernize the long-standing CTS project through Sherlock Cloud’s innovative data management solutions, which will make the California Teachers Study an example for other studies like this.

Sherlock Cloud is partnering with SDSC and JCVI to develop a secure platform that supports the mission of the Human Vaccines Project (HVP) initiative - to accelerate the development of vaccines and immunotherapies against major global infectious diseases and cancers by decoding the human immune system.

  Bob Sinkovits   Principal Investigator, Human Vaccines Project

Bob Sinkovits
Principal Investigator, Human Vaccines Project

The Sherlock Cloud was exactly what we needed for the Human Vaccines Project. Rather than building the infrastructure from scratch to manage our sensitive data, Sherlock made it easy for us to deploy our services and databases in a secure environment so that we could focus on the science instead of worrying about compliance.

Sherlock Cloud, in partnership with University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Risk Services, has deployed a secure, HIPAA-compliant Hadoop based Data Management System (DMS) within Sherlock Cloud. This platform will provide a mechanism to collect, process, and transform UC Healthcare data from multiple sources and various formats into a single integrated data set to enable UCOP Risk Services to better manage UC’s liability program. This effort builds on Sherlock's successful partnership with UCOP Risk Services in supporting many of their business and technology needs, including hosting their Enterprise Risk Management Information System (ERMIS) platform. 

  Nilofeur Samuel   Director, UCOP Risk Services

Nilofeur Samuel
Director, UCOP Risk Services

The Sherlock Cloud team was able to seamlessly take our data and application infrastructure from an open environment to their secure HIPAA-compliant environment in approximately 6 months. This aggressive timeline would not have been feasible absent the expertise and necessary skillset possessed by Sherlock Cloud. The end product has greatly helped secure our data and applications, and we are extremely pleased with the outcome.

As part of a pilot initiative, Sherlock Cloud partnered with Ursahealth to develop a secure analytics platform for UC Health Claims data.

  Andrew Hackbarth   President, Ursa Health

Andrew Hackbarth
President, Ursa Health

Thanks for your attention to these periodic support requests. Problems will always occur, but you all continue to distinguish yourselves by the immediate full-court press deployed to address them. We appreciate it.

The GeoDB project is funded by an NCI grant to develop a geo-database that facilitates the matching of geographic information system (GIS) data to GPS data, compares different spatial techniques for creating exposure variables, and assesses relationships across several data sets. In collaboration with the Qualcomm Institute, Sherlock created a HIPAA environment for related GIS projects.


Sherlock Cloud has partnered with researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography to help meet the CUI requirement on their grants. The institute is the nation’s premier center for ocean, earth, and climate science research, and as a result multiple federal agencies seek its expertise. Most of its funding comes as contracts and grants for basic research from federal agencies (e.g., the National Science Foundation, the Department of the Navy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, and the Department of Energy). With these contracts and grants comes the requirement that CUI must be protected.


Sherlock Cloud is partnering with Nihon Kohden US Lab Inc. to develop a secure cloud, data management and analytics platform.