Welcome to SIF
SIF or Sensitive Information Facility at University of Copenhagen (KU/UCPH) is
meant for storing and sharing sensitive data. In particular personal data
requiring special care under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The intended audience is employees, their collaboration partners and students.
SIF delivers secure centralized storage space for various projects involving
sensitive data and integrates safe sharing with other internal or external
project participants as well as network drive use from anywhere.
SIF is delivered by SCIENCE HPC Center and is formally for the faculty of Science, but we do allow exceptions. A roll-out to all of UCPH is underway to support the general UCPH Data Management Guidelines.
General Research Data
For non-sensitive research data we recommend instead using the sister facility ERDA, which provides more flexibility and features.
Getting Started with SIF
We've gathered information about SIF in a few short intro guides and a more thorough user guide
- Sign up Intro for UCPH and external users
- Project Intro about creating, sharing and accessing projects
- User Guide with general usage
We strongly recommend reading and following at least the two intro guides if
you want to use SIF.
For any legal questions or permits please contact your Faculty Secretariat.
Status and News
You can always refer to our separate status and news overview for a.o. the latest SIF system status as well as information about new or changed features.
Questions and Support
Feel free to contact us using the email link at the bottom of the page in case you have any further questions or comments (in English or Danish). Unfortunately we do not have resources to offer video or phone support, but we typically reply on email the next working-day at the latest.
SIF comes with some restrictions but they should be in line with basic common sense - considering the sensitive nature of the stored data.
Specifically users of SIF should beware of the following:
- When you create a new project for storing personal data or similar the Faculty Secretariat is automatically notified
- Any login attempt is logged
- Any access to data is logged along with your ID, time of day and other relevant information
- Any access pattern that is considered "suspicious" might result in a suspension of your account
You are not under any circumstances allowed to share your
account with anybody else. If other persons need access to your data
they must have and use their own account to do so.
Examples of suspicious behavior may include:
- Attempts to login from different internet addresses within a short time frame
- Structured download of data
- Attempts to circumvent security controls or access data to which you have no privilege
Please note that these rules are in place to protect you as a researcher and University of Copenhagen in general. We try hard to make the system as easy to use as possible, while always ensuring the required high level of security.