This a QCIF course and places are highly limited as Graduate School is paying the fee. If you are unable to attend, please de-register (or email if you are unable to do so). An unexplained absence could result in all your future QCIF registrations becoming Waitlisted. You may only attend the workshop once. Repeat bookings will be removed and placed on the Waitlist.


Recommended Participants

Any researchers intending to work with sensitive or potentially sensitive data. The workshop is particularly relevant for clinical, environmental, and ecological researchers, but is applicable to all fields of research.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess a project using the ‘Five Safes’ framework and use the ‘Five Safes’ in different types of projects
  • Recognise the role of training and governance when working with sensitive data
  • Identify where to store sensitive data and use a risk assessment process within the ‘Five Safes’ framework
  • Identify and mitigate disclosure risk within a research project
  • Discover where to get further advice and help when working with sensitive data


  • Understanding the context of working with sensitive data 
  • Understanding researcher legal responsibilities and assessing projects using the ‘Five Safes’ framework and a risk-based approach
  • Using the ‘Five Safes’ framework in data sharing decision making
  • Identifying the benefits and limitations of the ‘Five Safes’ framework

About eResearch and data management

eResearch refers to the use of advanced information and communication technologies to support research. The common underlying themes include data management, computation and instrumentation, as well as research collaboration and dissemination [source].


Library workshops

The library offers a range of workshops and resources including those under the headings below:

UQ Research Data Manager  Infographics  EndNote

Useful links

  • UQ Data Manager (UQRDM) cloud
  • GitHub: UQ eResearch Group
  • AURIN (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network): Established under the auspices of the Australian Government as a collaborative networking of researchers and data providers across academia, government, and industry.
  • QRIS Cloud: Cloud and data storage. The Queensland node of the Research Data Services project and the national research cloud provided by the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project.
  • Endnote: A software to organise and annotate your references
  • ORCID: A persistent digital identifier to establish your researcher profile.
  • Web of Science Researcher ID Publons: Improved Web of Science researcher ID to track your publications
  • Google Scholar: Update your publication profile.