Access and storage of data

Data will be stored and accessed in a secure environment. The currently approved environment is SURE. Each research group will be required to fund the storage and access costs charged by the SURE. The Cancer Institute NSW will fund the costs of the data linkage.

For the latest SURE costs, please email

All users must complete mandatory training through SURE prior to accessing any data. Training will cover the responsibilities of a user, information security and statistical disclosure control.

Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE)

SURE is a remote-access computing environment that allows researchers to access and analyse linked health-related data files for approved studies. For more information about SURE, please visit the website or see the Introduction to SURE (PDF).