An introduction to TSD
The TSD - Service for Sensitive Data, is a platform to collect, store analyze and share sensitive data in compliance with the norwegian regulation regarding individuals privacy. TSD is used by researchers working at UiO and in other public research institutions (UH-sector, university hospitals etc.). The TSD is primarily an IT-platform for research even if in some case it is used for clinical research and commercial research.
TSD is developed and operated by UiO and is a part of NorStore, the national infrastructure for handling and storage of scientific data.
The TSD has been developed during two phases, a first project in the period 2009-2011 and a second phase in the period 2012-2014. The design and development were since the very beginning strongly driven by use cases. In the modern era of digital data, it is indeed no longer possible to run research on sensitive data on local facilities, with limited capacities and no possibility to share results with coworkers. Research environments at universities and university hospitals has expressed a need for extensive storage space for sensitive research data to handle for examples DNA-data, high resolution MRI images, video recordings of patients.
The main objective is to provide services for collecting, storing and processing sensitive data. This includes basic and general services as well as developing new and tailor-made solutions accommodating special needs in the user community.
All hardware resources are designed to be expanded at need and available funding.