This page gives a brief overview of the Leonhard Med platform, services and price model for existing and prospective customers.
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What is LeoMed?
Leonhard Med (LeoMed) is a secure, powerful, and versatile scientific data and computing platform to transfer, store, manage and analyze sensitive research data. Leonhard Med is provisioned and operated by the Scientific IT Services (SIS) of IT Services at ETH Zurich. At the national level, SIS with the Leonhard Med platform is part of the BioMedIT network, representing the BioMedIT node Zurich. Leonhard Med is secure by design (very high level of protection compared to normal IT infrastructures) and compliant with Swiss and ETH regulations for data protection.
Sensitive data requires special cybersecurity measures to protect the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of data and to protect the Privacy of individuals. Sensitive data usually classifies as: strictly confidential or confidential. An example of sensitive research data is biomedical patient data (pseudonymized or identified). See LeoMed Acceptable Use Policy.
Q: When to use LeoMed?
A: When data you work with are sensitive data i.e., strictly confidential or confidential (e.g., data access, transfer, storage, management, development and application of computational analysis, exploration of data via web apps (dashboards), controlled sharing of data with eligible recipients etc.).
LeoMed expert services:
Secure tenants as complete environments for data transfer, storage, management, exploration and computational analysis
Expert IT solution engineering and Research Data Management support
Expert consultancy on secure services for strictly confidential and confidential data
Gateway to the national secure BioMedIT network services
Added value: secure & customizable to fit various specific research use cases.
You bring in your use case and we support you in enabling it at Leonhard Med with either standard or non-standard service support (see Service Level Agreement)
Visit our website to find out more about our services for sensitive research data.
LeoMed use cases
LeoMed is a customizable research platform that can be tailored to specific research needs. You bring in your use case and we support you in enabling it at Leonhard Med with either standard or non-standard service support.
Leonhard Med is suitable for sensitive data from any research area (medicine, social and political sciences, economics, environmental sciences etc.). Specialized use cases (e.g. not related to research) may be supported and are subject to specific rules.
We show below a selection of common use case at LeoMed for working with sensitive data (strictly confidential or confidential):
A research group wants to store sensitive data.
A research group wants to securely manage sensitive data using a data management solution.
A research group wants to securely share the data with a collaborating research group.
A research group wants to securely work with sensitive data from multiple Swiss hospitals.
A research group wants to securely analyze sensitive data on a high-performance compute cluster.
A research group wants to securely host a web application that aggregates and plots sensitive data.
Important roles at LeoMed
The roles at LeoMed are described in the LeoMed Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
Every User (User, PL, PM, DM) must comply with the Leonhard Med AUP and sign an agreement stating that they will follow the Leonhard Med AUP.
Leonhard Med is a secure multi-tenant platform with two types of tenants: secure isolated and secure shared tenants.
Tenant: complete environment for data transfer, storage, management and analysis. Technically, a tenant consists of a completely isolated network space containing data, user access, computing and software applications resources. A secure shared tenant has several allocations: the resources (e.g. data or computing) purchased by a customer within a secure shared tenant in Leonhard Med.
Becoming a LeoMed Customer
Leonhard Med is provided as a service to Customers (e.g. professors) who offer it to their Users (e.g. researchers). Users require authorization to access LeoMed.
Good to know:
Customers: purchase LeoMed services. PL: authorize Users to access LeoMed. Customers and PL are often represented by the same person.
PMs: request user access.
Users: access and use LeoMed
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