This wiki houses an archive (historical and current) of information relating to DataSHIELD installation, user and developer documentation.
DataSHIELD is an international open source software project developed by the DataSHIELD team based at the University of Liverpool. DataSHIELD has been under development by the Data 2 Knowledge research group for almost ten years with the DataSHIELD team previously located at the Universities of Leicester, Bristol and Newcastle prior to transfer to University of Liverpool.
Only the DataSHIELD team can edit wiki content, but all users can comment to suggest edits. Page editors are responsible for checking for broken links, and a basic wiki markup guide exists.
DataSHIELD is a software solution for secure bioscience collaboration.
Analysis requests are sent from a central analysis machine to several data-holding machines storing the harmonised data to be co-analysed. The data sets are analysed simultaneously but in parallel, linked by non-disclosive summary statistics. Analysis is taken to the data – not the data to the analysis.
Further in-depth explanations can be found in the website's "About" section.