The data do not leave the ERC database server. Currently, all ERC researchers are required to travel to Austin, Texas and access the data through approved computers on the UT campus. Before being able to access the data, a proposal must be submitted to the ERC Advisory Board for approval. If an approval is granted, only then can a researcher access the ERC data. For more information see the Proposal Preparation and Submission tab on the ERC website at: https://texaserc.utexas.edu/proposal-preparation-submission/.