2021-W40 update from anDREa
anDREa BV and ISO 27001
In many of the documents that can be found in the Knowledge Base or via ISO 27001 - Overview
you will read:
anDREa is committed to protecting the security of its business information in the face of incidents and unwanted events and has implemented an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that is compliant with ISO/IEC/27001:2013, the international standard for information security.
In the running up for external certification, we have engaged a company for the internal audit and the management statement. The dates are penciled in!
Workspaces as a collaboration environment to make data FAIR
Three UMCs demonstrated that their fully scrambled COVID-19 data (ISARIC-based) can be made available. Hopefully soon all the documents will be signed and can the scrambled data be replaced with real data.
Interesting to note, two of the UMCs did the data conversion in a myDRE Workspace of their own. Scripts to convert data could easily be exchanged and applied creating the same proto-dataset that could be picked up to be imported in OPAL. Because working in a myDRE Workspace allows for easy inviting help, what would easily take twee weeks was done with a day (less than an hours work).
Also the processing of data and uploading directly from within the Workspace using an api to metadata to a registry worked very well.
In an abstract way depicted below:
Items here have passed the testing stage and are now tested and reviewed on acceptance. Take into account that some findings can push the items here back to the devs; in potential all the way back to the drawing board. So no indication as to when these will hit production.
Refreshing the tabs for Workspaces, Virtual Machines, Files
Refresh button is added to the tabs
Errors when enabling or disabling autoshutdown
Login error when using phone
Errors in workspaces with 20+ owners (e.g. adding new members or data transfer requests)
It has been established that maximum allowed number of owners within workspace is 100 owners
Some of the items in the pipeline
We are working on a feature enabling tenant-owned central software repository for own workspaces. This way each institution is able to provide software for its users from their own central software repository. These repositories will be only available in workspaces within own subscription.
In addition, we are also working on better user role separation. Users within a workspace should be able to perform different operations based on the level of access they have within a workspace. Currently, only two roles are possible: owner or member, these roles will be redefined and new roles will be added such as accountable, data contributor, data reader.
2021-W51 anDREa Update
Last weekly update from anDREa in 2021 The current year has been an exciting year for anDREa. Quite some researchers have been using the platform since the researchenvironment.org days, the DRE on the Radboudumc Azure cloud. In March 2021, mydre.org ...
2021-W33 Update from anDREa
This should be the first of many where we will update you on released and upcoming features, things that are happening at anDREa, etc. Recently added features/improvements Type Description Bug Daily snapshot missing on some of the new and migrated ...
2021-W34 Update from anDREa
General Holidays affect the development capacity, but we're moving nicely forward. The good thing is that Microsoft sent us an Azure Sponsorship Offer that will help to move some backend improvements forward. One such thing is multi-region support. ...
2021-W51 anDREa Update
We have published a new weekly update with the following topics: Last weekly update of anDREa in 2021 *** DRE support out-of-office during holiday period *** Spot Virtual Machines are available *** Bug fix Read more at: 2021-W51 anDREa Update.
2021-W50 anDREa Update
We have published a new weekly update: myDRE NOT vulnerable for CVE-2021-4428 - Apache Log4J2 *** Issues reported regarding resizing VMs *** anDREa FAQ *** Bug fixes Read more at: 2021-W49 anDREa Update.