Federated Data

DARE UK & SERP

The UK wide data research landscape is currently a fragmented picture of multiple data sets, in multiple TRE’s, housed by multiple organisations. Research at scale is difficult to achieve against this backdrop.

The DARE UK project, funded by UKRI, aims to enable researchers and innovators to harness the full power of linked datasets. This will enable research at scale for the public good.

Here at SERP, we are supporting these DARE UK aims, with a few of own projects that form part of the initiative.

TRE - FX Project

This project will deliver a federated network of TRE environments, enabling safe data analytics. Put more simply, it will enable researchers to safely run analyses across data stored in many locations; a step change for the sector.

How does it work?

We will use research objects (standardised way of describing and packaging the digital information) to manage queries and results across the TREs. Every TRE will have its own submission / controlled zone to approve data requests. This allows us to support the five safe principles that govern and protect sensitive data.

This project will deliver a federated network of TRE environments, enabling safe data analytics. Put more simply, it will enable researchers to safely run analyses across data stored in many locations; a step change for the sector.

How does it work?

We will use research objects (standardised way of describing and packaging the digital information) to manage queries and results across the TREs. Every TRE will have its own submission / controlled zone to approve data requests. This allows us to support the five safe principles that govern and protect sensitive data.

To discuss how we can help you federate your data for public good please contact Programme Manager Richard Hier at richard.hier@chi.swan.ac.uk