is a cloud platform for data custodians to share data with researchers in a way that meets Victorian privacy legislation and Australian human research ethics guidelines for non-identifiable data. Unlike existing methods in which the data custodian substitutes names with anonymous identifiers then hands over the full ‘de-identified’ dataset to researchers — which may still lead to re-identification or permit unethical uses if the dataset contains quasi-identifiers such as times, dates, or locations — encourages researchers to write analysis programs that extract just the data they need, and gives the data custodian control over which analyses can run.

How it works


Contact Andrew Simmons ( to learn more. As a security precaution, accessing the project specific data sharing portal requires a custom link that only the data custodian and researcher have access to.