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CSC is building an infrastructure for sensitive data

The Finnish ELIXIR node CSC is building an infrastructure in which human data obtained from Finland’s biobanks and research organisations has been pre-processed and described and saved in a secure way. The parties responsible for sharing the data can automate their authorisation process with the CSC platform. This improves licensed availability of data for research and healthcare purposes.  

In a project funded by the Academy of Finland, an infrastructure is created that meets the requirements for storing and using sensitive data. The data consists of clinical register data, genomic data and material related to bioimaging. The project is participated in by not only CSC but also the biomaging infrastructure Euro-BioImagingTHL Biobank and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM).

The data can be stored in CSC’s sensitive data infrastructure. Researchers are allocated a space in which the data and computing power are in the same place. Researcher can only access data to which authorisation has been obtained by the data owner. The project also makes use of federated data management developed by CSC. ELIXIR AAI and REMS are applications developed by CSC for the managing users in the ELIXIR infrastructure.

Read more here: https://www.elixir-finland.org/en/sensitive-data-infrastructure/ 


CSC – IT Center for Science


is a non-profit, state-owned company administered by the Ministry of Education and Culture. CSC maintains and develops the state-owned, centra- lised IT infrastructure.








builds infrastructure in support of the biological sector. It brings together the leading organisations of 21 Euro- pean countries and the EMBL European Molecular Bio- logy Laboratory to form a common infrastructure for biological information. CSC – IT Center for Science is the Finnish centre within this infrastructure.