Secure Environment for Research Data Analytics (SERDA)
The UR CTSI offers University of Rochester researchers a secure and convenient way to access and analyze clinical data containing protected health information (PHI). The Secure Environment for Research Data Analytics (SERDA), is free to use and offers analytical tools, secure data storage and data backup – all accessible from your desktop.
To help researchers work with data in a compliant manner, data that includes PHI cannot be downloaded or shared outside SERDA. The “secure environment” feature of SERDA ensures that protected health information will not be disclosed. However, SERDA makes it easy to collaborate and share data that consists of PHI across your approved project team. In SERDA, your data resides in a secure, self-contained repository, alongside the software you need to analyze it.
Please visit the SERDA FAQ page for basic information. To learn even more about SERDA, contact CTSI_Informatics@URMC.Rochester.edu.