Secure computing environment SECDATA available for research with sensitive data

Aalto University has launched a secure computing environment for research with sensitive data. The environment is audited compliant with the the Finnish Social and Health Data Permit Authority Findata requirements for secondary use of health and social data.
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New secure computing environment, called SECDATA, enables modern research with sensitive data. This dedicated IT infrastructure has been designed with security in mind, and it is compliant with the Finnish Social and Health Data Permit Authority Findata requirements on the secondary use of health and social data.

Powered with graphic cards (GPUs), SECDATA is suitable for intensive machine learning analysis workflows with datasets from hospitals, biobanks, and health registries. The use of the environment is free of charge to research projects, and it is available for Aalto researchers and their research partners.  

SECDATA’s security and performance make it a unique capability for research at Aalto University. Moreover, the flexibility of the environment allows us to extend and develop it further to fit multiple research cases. 

Additional information

Read more about SECDATA from the service description or contact [email protected] to use the system. 

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Secure operating environment for sensitive data

Aalto University operates a secure IT environment SECDATA that is compliant with the act on the secondary use of health and social data.

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