Question: Upload data files on web server
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8 months ago by
rse70
Singapore
rse70 wrote:

Hi all,

I wanted to ask if it is safe to upload data on the public web servers for analysis?

Regards

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6 months ago by Biostar ♦♦ 20 • written 8 months ago by rse70
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Safe ? No, administrators of the server can read your data.

ADD REPLYlink written 8 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum115k
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Besides safety you also need to consider local security policy (on top of any HIPAA considerations that may apply, if the data is human). Some institutions prohibit use of cloud/public resources for data analysis unless there is a specific business agreement in place between the two entities. You have your location set to US so this should definitely be applicable in your case.

ADD REPLYlink modified 8 months ago • written 8 months ago by genomax59k

What sort of data, what sort of server, and what are we considering unsafe?

ADD REPLYlink written 8 months ago by Devon Ryan86k

What does your IRB say?

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by Alex Reynolds26k
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