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Proposing a European Remote
Access Network (EuRAN)
David Schiller (FDZ of BA at IAB)
Nuremberg,
Microdata Computation Centre (MiCoCe) Workshop,
April 29, 2014
Introduction I
• Confidential microdata on the level of individuals (persons,
households, institutions)
• In general and due to legal restrictions such data has to stay
physically in the facilities of the data owners
• According to that three possible data access ways:
 On-site stay at the facilities of the data owner
 Remote access to the servers of the data owner
 Job submission / remote execution / remote analysis
server
 Remote Desktop
Introduction II
• Job submission / remote execution / remote analysis server
• Remote Desktop
• Remote Desktop using safe centre
Introduction II
• Job submission / remote execution / remote analysis server
• Remote Desktop
• Remote Desktop using safe centre
Introduction II
• Job submission / remote execution / remote analysis server
• Remote Desktop
• Remote Desktop using safe centre
First steps I – [email protected]
• Upcoming: Harvard, USA; UKDA, Colchester.
First steps II – UKDA-IAB connection
• Safe centre access from Colchester to IAB data in Nuremberg
 First location in Europe (outside of Germany)
• Safe centre access from Nuremberg to UKDA data in
Colchester
 First location in Europe (outside of the UK)
• Contract and agreements between UKDA and IAB as template
for other institutions
 DwB deliverable 4.4
• Starting this summer
 Researchers are already waiting in the line
ERA (European Research Area)
• Main goals of EuRAN
• Bringing together researchers
and research teams from all
over Europe
• Enable access to confidential
microdata stored all over
Europe
• Provide a platform for
cooperative research
• Enable joint analysis of
decentralized data sources
EuRAN – the network
Single Point of Access and Service Hub
Service Hub
Web portal
User Account
Management
Information
Platform
Digital Rights
Management
Datasets
available
Researcher CV /
Passport
Online
submission
system
Virtual Research
Environment
MiCoCe
Remote Desktop
Data Storage
(general)
Variable level
documentation
Job submission
Data Storage
(project)
Accreditation
Output
Grid Computing
Data Access
Collaborative
work
Data Access
Additional
Service
Microdata Computation Centre (MiCoCe)
• Infrastructure to support research with distributed data
sources
• Three approaches:
 Centre for general data storage in a central point
 Data storage for runtime of given projects (data deleted
afterwards)
 Computation Centre for data analysis without moving data
to a central point
• The best practice solution has to be found.
MiCoCe – researcher perspective
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User gets contract to work with two data sources
Goes to Safe Centre
Logs in; account and access point are checked
User sees web portal at Single Point of Access (SPA)
User works in a secure Virtual Research Environment (VRE)
Tools to work and information about data are available
Maybe collaborative work with project partners is possible
User sends enquires to the two data sources
Results are send back to the VRE at SPA
MiCoCe – researcher perspective
EuRAN – state of play and next steps
• DwB WP4, EuRAN joint work by: CASD, CBS, CNRS, Destatis, IAB,
ONS, NSD, UKDA.
• Expert workshop in Brussels, March 2013 – positive feedback
• Current work:
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More detailed description of EuRAN
Pilot with UKDA, CASD and CBS
Proof of concept based on ESSnet DARA project
Proof of concept based on Citrix tools
• DwB was about creating evaluated concepts – next (infrastructure)
projects have to follow
• A German project produced good results regarding VREs (VFU
soeb3)
• For the MiCoCe we need the input coming from this workshop
EuRAN – the network
Thanks for Listening
Contact:
Website:
[email protected]
[email protected]
http://www.dwbproject.org/