Organisation profile

Organisation profile

LISER's Information Systems (IS) platform is a crucial component of the institute's research capabilities. Its primary goal is to establish a sustainable, innovative, and scalable data and IT infrastructure. By combining various technologies, skills, and standards, the platform aims to support and enhance research activities at LISER. The IS operates based on a privacy-by-design approach, which means that privacy considerations are integrated into the design and development of the system from the outset. This approach ensures that privacy is not an afterthought but a fundamental aspect of the platform's operations. By leveraging data about society, the IS plays a crucial role in informing decision-making processes within LISER and beyond.

LISER collects data for scientific studies in order to make them available to researchers, political actors, and other partners in society. Thanks to the long-lasting expertise of the IS team in survey methodologies and statistics, LISER has a unique infrastructure in Luxembourg for researchers and decision-makers. IS brings operational and scientific expertise based on state-of-the-art and innovative methods and technologies, therefore contributes to the production of high-quality research and effective solutions to major challenges facing society.

IS offers accredited and trusted tools and services that enable both data producers and data users to easily share, find, and access reusable and interoperable data. This, in turn, addresses the increasing needs of open science while being compliant with security, integrity, and privacy of information at stake.

IS services are segmented into five families of services, supported by a robust technical infrastructure and support:

  1. Data planning services to help researchers to manage and plan data treatments throughout their research projects;
  2. Data management and analysis services to provide tools and services to clean, collect, process, analyse and visualise their research data;
  3. Data sharing services to enable researchers to share their data securely and in compliance with relevant ethical and legal requirements both internal and external parties;
  4. Data curation and preservation services to ensure the data long-term preservation by helping researchers to curate, document and format data so that it can be used over time, even with new technologies as they become available;
  5. Data storage and discovery services to make research data findable, accessible and retrievable while being stored in a secure, reliable and scalable archive.

LISER Safe Room, a facility to access confidential administrative data securely

Providing simple and secure access to a wide range of relevant research data is one of the main missions of LISER's Information Systems.

IS recognise the importance of facilitating remote access to data in the successful achievement of research goals. Consequently, the wider research community can benefit from the public infrastructure of a “safe room”.

The "safe room" is a secure and controlled office set up to allow researchers to remotely access sensitive data while ensuring that the data remains protected and confidential. This concept is often implemented in research institutions, government agencies, or organisations that handle highly sensitive information.

More on how to access this infrastructure please follow the link to Safe Room.

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