Question: Data Management
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E.Kok@antrg.umcn.nl10 wrote:
Hello Galaxy, I must say, I am quite enthousiastic about your software. Looking at the possibilities I am at this moment quite positive we can use the program. I do have one question though, and that involves data management. I can't seem to find information about data privacy within Galaxy. As you might understand, the data generated here is used for publications and we wouldn't want results to leak before an article is published about it. So I am wondering how secure the data on your servers is. I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Esther Kok Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands Department of Human Genetics Het UMC St Radboud staat geregistreerd bij de Kamer van Koophandel in het handelsregister onder nummer 41055629. The Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre is listed in the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce under file number 41055629.
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ADD COMMENTlink modified 8.3 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k • written 8.3 years ago by E.Kok@antrg.umcn.nl10
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:
Hello Esther, Galaxy provides authorization and sharing functionality to allow users to limit access to datasets, histories, workflows and pages. This can help you collaborate with specific users during the research phase of your analysis through use of the sharing functions while also keeping data private from everyone else up until the point of publication. At publication, you would have a choice of making the work public ("Publish") and/or directly accessible through a link included in the publication ("Share" your methods, supplemental materials, etc.). Readers can obtain your source data and duplicate your bioinformatics analysis methods - exactly. Or they can branch off at any step, share data/analysis back with you, etc. - all without altering the original. Once a history is saved at the main Galaxy site, you retain control over content and access plus gain a stable, remote host for your research. Work saved at Galaxy will be retained indefinitely. central/wiki/Share_your_Galaxy_items_with_other_people This said, it would be important to note that even though these controls are in place, for certain special cases a higher level of data security may be required. The Galaxy framework has not been fully audited for security at this time. So, for data requiring stringent privacy controls (e.g. involving human subjects) we recommend the use of a private Galaxy instance behind a firewall. The good news is that Galaxy is easy to install, to customize, and to keep up to date as new features are added. Thanks for bringing up an important concern for many of Galaxy's users. If you have any other questions or comments along the way, please feel free to ask, Jen Galaxy Team -- Jennifer Jackson
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