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The Secure Data Enclave hours are from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M. daily, including weekends.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secure Data Enclave is available by reservation and only ONE PERSON is allowed in the enclave at all times. In order to reserve the enclave, you must submit the request form below and indicate your preferred access time slots.

Beginning March 1, 2021, the PRC SDE will have a single Cohort.  There are no cohort rotations or early/long shift.

There are six access time slots available each day: 

Station 1 - 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Station 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Station 3 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Station 4 - 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Station 1 - 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Station 2 - 11:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Users can reserve up to three-time slots per week. In addition, users may reserve unclaimed time slots for the following day by emailing Short-notice reservations do not count against the 3 advance-reserve time slots.  Please check the Secure Data Enclave Reservation calendar before submitting a request.

If your requested time slots are approved, you will receive a confirmation email from a PRC staff member and the reservation calendar will be updated to reflect your reservations.

Please email if you need to cancel or change a reservation. Please remember to cancel any unwanted reservations as soon as possible.

Users are required to bring their own Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse to plug into the terminal.  Shared keyboard and mouse are not allowed.  Users will need to bring their own pen to sign the Secure Data Enclave log.

Feeling ill? Have you or someone you live with been diagnosed with COVID-19?

If you have any questions, 


Before entering:

  • Users must take their temperature before coming to campus. If your temperature is 99.6 °f or higher, you may not come to campus.
  • Users must wear a face covering while in any UT building. Face coverings are not required while inside the Secure Data Enclave.
  • Wash your hands prior to entering the lab.
  • If the lab is occupied during your scheduled time, please contact Do not enter the lab!

While inside the lab:

  • Users must sign in and sign out of the lab using the Secure Data Enclave log. Users must provide their own pen.
  • Wipe down your workspace (table, chair, monitor, printer, and door handles) before and after every session (cleaning supplies provided).
  • Users must provide their own keyboard and mouse. Gloves must be worn while plugging & unplugging keyboards and mice (gloves provided).
  • If cleaning supplies are running low, please email

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    University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street / RLP 2.602
    Mail Stop G1800
    Austin, Texas 78712-1699