Research IT Reading Group: A Secure, Jetstream-Esque AWS Setup for Data Science on HIPAA-protected data

November 1, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students
Part of series: 


Kunal Mishra, a Graduate Student in the School of Public Health and a Domain Consultant in Research IT's BRC Program, will outline the creation and use cases of an AWS setup built for analysis of a PL2 HIPAA dataset from Kaiser that had stringent security requirements. The AWS setup operates in a way that is easy for fairly non-technical researchers to operate (via AWS Workspaces + EC2 + RStudio Server to emulate a Jetstream-like workflow) and can be set up using a set of steps that would take anyone with AWS experience < 1 week to get up and running or someone without any AWS experience < 3 weeks to implement.


Registration is not required.


Research IT (RIT)

Series description

The Research IT Reading Group has met biweekly since April 2013 to discuss topics touching support of research at UC Berkeley. Topics typically rotate among:

  • campus researchers describing and discussing their computational and data-intensive research practices and needs;
  • evaluation of new research methods, technologies, and campus services as candidates for support based on fit to Berkeley researchers’ needs and feasibility; and,
  • avenues for collaboration among research support organizations, on campus and nationally, aimed at reaching and assisting a broader community of UC Berkeley domains and researchers.

Reading / review materials are provided a week ahead of each scheduled meeting, which may include peer-reviewed or conference papers, slide presentations, project or technology web sites, etc. 

You are welcome to bring your lunch. Watch the AIS website or subscribe to the mailing list to receive information about the readings (usually sent out a week in advance).