DataSHIELD is an infrastructure and series of R packages that enables federated analysis of cohort data while ensuring legal safety on the use of the data.
The EUCAN-Connect is using the DataSHIELD forum, a Github organization per project, which holds 3 kinds of repositories, as a discussion platform of encountered issues and to address new features to develop within DataSHIELD. The three types of repositories are:
Tutorials developed by researchers in a project to setup the skeleton of an analysis, but also to do setup specific kinds of analysis.
Develop protocols to do analysis. Some of the basic steps to do analysis can be formalised in basic scripts, which can be used in certain types of analysis.
The actual analysis scripts are hosted in one or more repositories. These contain the actual analysis that is done within the project