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About 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

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.

Terms of Use

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.

For the complete details please refer to the official terms of use always available from here, in addition to our site privacy and cookie policies linked at the bottom.