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, to create a research cyberinfrastructure that includes a secure, cloud-based data management platform.

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

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

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

Sherlock 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, 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). 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 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 team was able to seamlessly take our data and application infrastructure from an open environment to their secure environment in 6 months. This aggressive timeline would not have been feasible absent the expertise and necessary skillset possessed by Sherlock. 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 partnered with Ursahealth to develop a secure analytics platform for UC Health Claims data. This platform provides a mechanism to securely collect, process, and transform UC Healthcare insurance data from multiple sources and various formats into a single integrated data warehouse repository. Analytics and reporting capability would be developed on top of the integrated data repository. Other stakeholders of this initiative include the UC Medical Centers and the UC Office of the President, which oversees the UC Health program.

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.

Sherlock has partnered with the University of Rhode Island (URI) to provide an environment to protect a variety of data for researchers and PIs across the URI campus. Initially, Sherlock Cloud will work with URI to protect CUI data by using Sherlock’s Cloud CUI-compliant environment.  As the partnership grows, Sherlock anticipates broadening the protected data portfolio to include other forms of sensitive data from URI.


Sherlock has partnered with researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) 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 is partnering with Nihon Kohden(NK) US Lab Inc. to develop a secure cloud and analytics platform. Specifically, Sherlock is collaborating with Nihon Kohden to develop a HIPAA-compliant cloud based data integration and analysis engine, sourcing data from NK medical devices into a relational, transactional database, maintaining full capture history with a SQL reporting capability for adhoc and aggregation level analysis. NK Cloud will be deployed in Sherlock’s secure cloud in AWS.


Sherlock has partnered with Clemson University to deliver disaster recovery and business continuity services to support mission critical data.  Sherlock draws upon its vast experience developing, deploying, and operating systems and infrastructure in the disaster recovery and business continuity domain to support Clemson’s needs. This collaboration also leverages Internet2’s Advanced Layer 2 service (100GB network fabric) that connects UC San Diego to Clemson.