Talk 4 - 15 Apr 2021 - Platforms for Sensitive Data Analysis - Slides | Chat | Video now available and see below.
The purpose of this workshop is for developers to share experiences and learn from each other the particular problems, solutions, technical challenges and architectural decisions that have been made in their projects in order to address the unique needs of developing this type of platform. Slides | Chat | Videos now available and see below plus Intro | Discussion.
Platforms: Speakers - Org: (see 8 Bios below Platform Descriptions)
SeRP: Anitha Kannan and Jerico Revote - Monash - The Secure eResearch Platform (SeRP) software is an application suite developed by Swansea University to underpin health data research in the UK. It delivers a secure, trusted and scalable environment for data governance, linkage, control and management services for data custodians, and secure remote data analysis environments for research users. Monash SeRP, the Monash University deployment of SeRP, enables the automation of research data governance at scale. Monash data custodians can manage governance over their research data with full control and visibility over who accesses the data, where/when the data is used and how it is being used. Approved researchers, including Monash, national and international collaborators, who access data in SeRP have pre-configured tools that support SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, Python, Machine Learning/Natural Language Processing etc. (VIDEO)
AIS: Chris Albone, Fang Xu, and Ryan Sullivan - Uni Sydney - The Australian Imaging Service (AIS) is a national federation for secure imaging data management and analysis. It consists of a number of core nodes with auditable access controls and a planned fleet of edge devices for standardized de-identification and encryption of data before leaving the clinical site. (VIDEO)
SDE: Amr Hassan - Monash - Secure Data Enclaves (SDE) is a software-defined, secure, and centralised private cloud infrastructure that aims to give Monash researchers a safe environment to host, process, and analyse their sensitive data. From inception, the design was focused on creating a capability with security at its core, that did not require the user to sacrifice their overall experience. The platform architecture and design enable the team to offer each workload its dedicated enclave with well defined and monitored traffic routes to ensure that only authorised access is allowed. (VIDEO)
AusCAT: Matthew Field - UNSW. (VIDEO)
ERICA: Tim Churches - UNSW. ERICA (E-Research Institutional Cloud Architecture) is a framework which allows institutions and organisations to rapidly establish public-cloud-hosted, secure, remote access data analysis facilities for sensitive data entirely under their own control and governance, while sharing software development, maintenance and security accreditation costs with other ERICA sites. Currently there are three ERICA sites in operation, with three more to be established during 2021. This talk will cover the motivations for, capabilities and technological underpinnings of the ERICA framework. (VIDEO)
AARNet: Frankie Stevens and Robert Pocklington. The AARNet Sensitive Data service will provide researchers across the Australian university sector with a rich collaboration and analysis environment coupled with the requisite controls needed for working with sensitive data. Workflows and audit trails will enable controlled collaboration across institutions, and compliance with legislation and funding body requirements. All stages of the research lifecycle will be supported through the provision of tools for the analysis, management and storage of sensitive research data. The service will enable cross-disciplinary advances, innovation and faster research results to bring economic, commercial, environmental, social or cultural benefits to the Australian community. AARNet is a not-for-profit company that provides ultra high-speed Internet and communications services exclusively to Australia's research and education sector. (VIDEO)
OMOP PSB: Dougie Boyle and Roger Ward - Uni Melbourne (VIDEO)
AIS - Ryan Sullivan (U Sydney)
Ryan is the product manager for characterization research technology at the University of Sydney and head of the Australian Imaging Service. He has a background in microscopy and neural implant fabrication.
AIS - Fang Xu (U Sydney)
Fang Xu is the senior Devops engineer who co-designs, builds and supports Sydney University's research IT infrastructure including XNAT, CTP and Omero. Fang has a background in software development and system administration in both on-premise and cloud environments.
AIS - Chris Albone (U Sydney)
Christopher Albone is an enterprise architect at the University of Sydney. His areas of focus include research administration and research technology. He has long been involved in the implementation of XNAT and related systems at the University
SeRP - Jerico Revote (Monash)
Jerico is the lead Research Devops Systems Engineer at Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University. He has led the technical deployment of Monash SeRP in partnership with Swansea University. Jerico is also leading the technical devops for the ARDC Secure eResearch Platform project.
SeRP - Anitha Kannan (Monash)
Anitha is the Director, Research Platform Data Strategy in the Office of the Senior Vice-Provost and Vice-Provost (Research) at Monash University.
She is leading the ARDC Secure eResearch Platform project that will deploy and run the SeRP software stack as a managed, nationally consistent service via deployments and multi-tenancy arrangements at Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University.
SDE - Amr Hassan (Monash)
Amr Hassan is the Delivery leader for Technology Services and eResearch at Monash University. He leads the infrastructure platforms team at eSolutions. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Computational Sciences, an M.Sc in Scientific Computing, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science.
ERICA - Tim Churches (UNSW)
Tim Churches is a medically-trained epidemiologist and health data scientist, with nearly three decades of experience in designing and implementing large-scale public health and clinical research data systems, including the SURE secure data analysis facility at the Sax Institute. He is the co-founder of the ERICA project.
AARNet - Rob Pocklington
Rob is Senior Developer for AARNet's sensitive data platform.
AARNet - Frankie Stevens
Frankie is AARNet Associate Director, eResearch. She has 20 years experience in higher education / research, and is a former cancer researcher.