Maybe. All research conducted at Harvard must comply with Harvard policies, even if the Data Use Agreement calls for lesser levels of protection. A data-use agreement may require additional protections, in which case the researcher must also meet the requirements in the data-use agreement.
With the help of the HUIT Research Computing group,the Economics Department has provided a system designed to satisfy the requirements for using security level 3 data. As required by the Harvard Internal Review Board (IRB), the Economics Department has also established a policy defining what categories of users will have access to this system. These two categories are: 1) a limited, identified group of designated HUIT system administrators , and 2) researchers who have a direct Harvard affiliation and are under the advice and supervision, for research purposes, of Harvard faculty and have a demonstrated need to use CI or HRCI. All exceptions to this policy will have to be approved by the IRB.
For the full and official description of Harvard's policy research computing:
Outside Harvard Hall Jina Lee and Insup Lee, Harvard Economics '13, talk with Harvard President Drew Faust before joining the procession to the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer