Meeting the VPN requirements to access Secure Research Data as an Accredited Researcher

Certain data providers require that researchers accessing their data remotely via a VPN can demonstrate compliance with their security requirements. This is in order to ensure that those accessing the data are doing so in a way that does not introduce the risk of compromise and data loss and is entirely at the data providers' discretion. These requirements can vary between data providers but they do have some common points that this article will aim to address.

Common questions asked regarding the VPN are:

Certain data providers may ask for further technical information regarding th configuration of the device you are using you access the data. Client IT will be able to assist in these cases.