There are four main SPN principles that underpin secure access to data for research from a SafePod. These are:
- SAFE RESEARCHER
A researcher must abide by the SPN User Agreement and pass a training questionnaire before they can book and use SafePods.
- SAFE ACCESS
A local SafePod Coordinator manages their SafePod in line with SPN procedures. SafePod Coordinators are background checked and must pass a training questionnaire.
- SAFE DATA
A hardened IT system stored securely in a SafePod provides connection over a VPN for a researcher to remotely access their project datasets from a SafePod.
- SAFE ANALYSIS
A SafePod provides a dedicated area for a researcher to analyse and work on their project datasets. The area is door access controlled and contains a CCTV system.