SURE is now faster and more flexible

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The Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) is Australia’s leading health research platform and has recently undergone a range of new upgrades. Here’s how SURE can help you: More powerful virtual machines With increasing volumes of heath data available, researchers are applying advanced analytic and artificial intelligence techniques.  SURE now offers even more powerful virtual machines with up … Read more

How to balance data sharing and privacy

Researchers need access to health data to innovate. The public needs to know their data is safe. How to balance both? Two Sax Institute initiatives are showing the way forward in data collection and protection.

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Ensuring a bright future for securely linked data: SURE

Safeguarding the security of sensitive data, whilst simultaneously ensuring researchers have access to the linked data they need to analyse and improve systems, policies and practices, is an ongoing challenge for data custodians and policymakers across Australia. SURE addresses many of the concerns of public data custodians and of human research ethics committees in approving … Read more

New funding ensures SURE remains a “vital link”

Dr Martin McNamara, Head of Resarch Assets

The Sax Institute’s Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) will continue to form a critical part of Australia’s national data linkage infrastructure, enabling researchers to undertake research using linked datasets, after it was granted new funding for the upcoming year. SURE, a purpose-built remote-access data research laboratory for analysing routinely collected data, was established by the … Read more

SURE helps researchers fill knowledge gaps on aged care transitions

Researchers are using the Sax Institute’s Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) to shed light on factors that put older patients at risk of moving into residential aged care after they have sustained injuries that put them in hospital. And their results will help predict the future aged care services needs. Study Chief Investigator Associate Professor Rebecca … Read more