Sensitive data services workshop

This workshop introduces the new sensitive data services offered by CSC and the legal principles on managing sensitive data.


10:00 – 10:15 Legal principles on managing sensitive data, CSC’s Data Protection Officer Sanna Vartia

10:15 – 10:30 Questions & Answers

10:30 – 11:10 Introduction to the new services, Customer Liaison Officer Francesca Morello

11:10 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 12:00 Demo session, you can try to use the new services. The interest towards the demo session part has exceeded our expectations and is now full! You are most welcome to join as a listener in a demo session (without accounts).

12:00 – 12:30 Questions & Answers

The new sensitive data services are designed to support secure sensitive data management through web-user interfaces accessible from the user’s own computer. Sensitive Data Connect (SD Connect) and Sensitive Data Desktop (SD Desktop) are now available in Open Beta.

  • Sensitive Data Desktop is a service providing a secure access over public internet to a virtual private cloud, and allowing secure analysis of sensitive data remotely from users’ own computer via a web browser.
  • Sensitive Data Connect is a simple web and command line interface that enables sharing and uploading your encrypted sensitive data for analysis in SD Desktop.

Most of use cases in SD services are free-of-charge for academic research, education and training in Finnish higher education institutions and in state research institutes. You can purchase most of the services when the conditions of free-of-charge use are not met.

We will also introduce two upcoming services Sensitive Data Submit (SD Submit) and Federated EGA, which will enable publishing sensitive data in a secure manner later this year.

In this workshop we will also have a hands on session where you can try using the new services, hence, please register well in advance (demo session is now full, you can join as a listener in a demo session without accounts.) This hands on session will show you how to best support users of your organization to get familiar with these services. No technical background is needed to participate the hands on session.

If you have an example use case or questions in mind from your organization, please either share it with us in the registration form or send directly to & This helps us to tailor the training better for your needs.

Target group: Data support personnel and data protection officers at Finnish research organizations

Language: English

Trainers: Francesca Morello from CSC Sensitive Data Services and CSC’s Data Protection Officer Sanna Vartia

The event will be recorded, and the recording will be available for the registered participants for two weeks after the event.