This interactive tool is to assist you understand:
- If your specific dataset can be hosted and used on our nationally-funded eResearch computational infrastructure within the requirements of your ethics approval and institutional policies
- The legislative landscape in Australia with respect to human-derived data
- Specific legislation within different Australian jurisdictions, including legislation that can affect whether data can be moved cross-border to other jurisdictions for storage and use
- Circumstances when sharing of human-derived data for research purposes is permitted, and when it is not
- Your responsibilities as a data custodian in ensuring your data is secure
- How others are using our resources
It will guide through a series of up to eight* questions.
- At each step we will direct you to authoritative policy/information documents for reference.
- At the end of the questionnaire you can choose to enter your email address and we will contact you to discuss your data storage and use requirements, our set-up, software and security features.
* – Including: What do you want to do with the data? Who owns the data? Is the data directly derived from humans? If so, what is the identifiability status of individuals within the dataset? Was informed consent obtained from the individuals, so the data can be used for secondary and/or research purposes? Do you want to share the data with people outside of your research project? Where are your collaborators located that you wish to share the data with?
DISCLAIMER: This tool and the information provided herein is provided solely as information for Australian researchers, relating to a number of aspects that impact on the use of research data derived from humans. The information given does not constitute legal advice.