The Tryggve project is aiming to build a distributed Nordic platform for sharing and processing sensitive biomedical data. Examples of such data sets are human genomics data, human imaging data, biobank data, and so on. The project is a collaboration between NeIC and the ELIXIR nodes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Additionally there will be close interaction with other major infrastructures, such as the Nordic biobanks.
The Nordic countries are leaders in handling this kind of sensitive data, and many good services are being developed and piloted in the various countries. The Tryggve project wants to build on this momentum by developing a common platform in the Nordic countries, in good collaboration with the national e-infrastructures, said Tryggve Project Leader Antti Pursula.
A key aspect of the project is to digitalize the process of sharing sensitive data for research purposes. It is highly important to keep this data secure and make sure that each researcher can only access data they are authorized to work with, and nothing else.
Tryggve is actually developing a digital process for sharing sensitive biomedical data for research. This is to replace the current manual process for granting access rights and sending of information, said Antti Pursula.
The Tryggve project is a three-year project which started in February 2014.