Effective use of sensitive research data

This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments. This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five Safes framework for research use of sensitive data, proposed in 2003 by Felix Ritchie of the UK Office of National Statistics:

  1. Safe Projects: is the proposed research use of the data appropriate?
  2. Safe People: can the users be trusted to use the data in an appropriate manner?
  3. Safe Settings: does the access facility limit unauthorised use?
  4. Safe Data: is there a disclosure risk in the data itself?
  5. Safe Outputs: are the research results non-disclosive i.e. they do not compromise privacy or breach confidentiality?
Start date 23 July 2019
Expected completion date 21 October 2019
Investment by ARDC $43,000
Co-investment partners
Lead node
1 Report
Exploring options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.
2 Poster
Showcasing the project work and outcomes.
3 Presentation
Ignite style talk at the Storage and Infrastructure Summit drawing together lessons learned from the project.

Core features

Community support and involvement
A strong sense of community support and involvement in developing answers to some of the more difficult questions our sector faces.
Ignite ideas and discussions
Enabling diverse stakeholders to engage in discussions and sharing of ideas to shape a research data commons for our nation.

Who is this project for?

Infrastructure providers

What does this project enable?

Projects in this area will contribute to determining what vision, governance structure and implementation program are necessary to create an Australian research data commons.

Handy resources

University of New South WalesVisit