A TRE is a secure, cloud-based environment designed for data analysis and facilitating collaboration among researchers. ISO 27001 certification for ICT includes the TRE for the storage and processing of personally identifiable data, personal medical data, and commercially sensitive data.

Hosted location: UK data centre regions only
Contact: General Enquiry Form

Facilities offered:

  • Supported by ICT.
  • Workspaces scale to the requirements from a single researcher to multiple researchers.
  • TRE user roles are modelled to user tasks and information governance requirements.
  • The Airlock feature prevents unauthorised data imports and exports with workspaces. The Airlock provides a manual approval process to help monitor and track data transfers.
  • Cost reporting is available to help projects budget use of TRE resources.
  • Windows or Linux virtual machines (VMs) hosted in a secure workspace allocated to the group.
  • VMs hosted in the cloud are accessed using a web browser.

Frequently asked questions

Please complete the ASK TRE Provisioning Initiation Request form.

Please complete the TRE issue report form.

Please complete the General enquiry form.

Please request access for honorary and visiting associations.

Please use the General Enquiry form to raise an data ingress or egress request.

Symplectic is Imperial's research information system.

Academics confirm authorship of publications and can maintain their research profile. They upload their publications' full text into Symplectic for transfer to Spiral and review by the Library’s Open Access team.

Please see the TRE Service Catalogue (PDF) which lists the software and tools running on Windows and Linux virtual machines.