Secure File Transfer and Access

Secure File Transfer and Access

The PHRN supports a network that enables approved population data from around the nation to be safely and securely:

  • transferred using a secure file transfer system and
  • analysed by researchers in a secure remote access data laboratory.

Secure Access

SURE is Australia's first remote-access data research laboratory purpose-built for the analysis of linked, routinely collected data. It allows researchers to remotely access and analyse the approved data extracts provided by data custodians for their research project. Researchers see a facsimile of the screen of the remote virtual computer on their local computer screen.  Within the SURE each researcher is allocated a virtual computer which runs entirely on hardware physically located at and controlled by the SURE.   The SURE also contains extensive data storage and backup capabilities and a range of analysis software for researchers to use.

Information on the registration process, access charges, user training and system requirements is available at the SURE website.

To find out more about the SURE, please email the administrator or watch the video.


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PHRN COVID-19 Offering

Our network remains open. The network is interoperable & can source expertise, technology & data from around the country. Our expert staff are highly qualified & experienced in linkage of patient data, including population-based administrative data as well as linkage of research cohort data.

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PHRN : Coordinator, Science & Partnerships We're looking for a Coordinator, Science & Partnerships to play a significant role in the development & implementation of PHRN strategic projects & activities designed to improve Australia’s national collaborative & innovative data linkage infrastructure.