Next SURE training session
05 Feb 2013
The next Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) training
session will be held on 28 February 2013 in
Sydney. This workshop has been developed to provide information on
data management, data security and legislative and ethical
requirements to support researchers accessing and using SURE and
conducting research on linked data files.
Overview of workshop: SURE is a remote-access computing
environment developed by the Sax Institute that allows researchers
to access and analyse linked data files for approved studies. SURE
offers a number of benefits to researchers including new
opportunities to collaborate and work with advanced computing
facilities but a key part of the security model of SURE is to
ensure the safe use of research data within the facility is
education on legislative, ethics committees and data custodian
requirements, information and computer security and principles of
statistical disclosure control.
The workshop will cover:
- an overview of data linkage research in Australia and the
development of the Population Health Research Network (PHRN);
- legal and ethical considerations for researchers when
conducting linked data research;
- key concepts in information security and risk management and
the design of SURE; and
- principles and methods of statistical disclosure control.
Presenters: Ms Jo Khoo, SURE Manager, Sax Institute and Dr Tim
Churcher, SURE Epidemiologist and Technical Advisor, Sax
The workshop will run from 9.15am - 4.15pm. The venue
is yet to be confirmed, but the session will be held
within walking distance of Sydney Central Station.
Cost is $165 (GST inclusive). Registration for the event is
essential and needs to be received by 21
February 2013. For further information, please
contact Matt Wilson, ph 02 9514 5996, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the Sax Institute are currently in a
transition phase from delivering the SURE training face-to-face to
delivering the training as an e-learning program so this is likely
to be the last SURE training session until at least late April
2013. Therefore we encourage all prospective SURE users to
attend this upcoming face-to-face course to avoid missing out.