Name of server-side packages
Name of client-side packages
Date this information was late updated/checked
Description of packages purpose
This package can be used to generate a synthetic data set on the client side by running the generation on the server side. Users can then perform harmonisation while working with full access to synthetic data on the client to confirm algorithms are working as expected. When the user is happy that the algorithms are working correctly, they can then be applied to the real data on the server side. The user therefore has the benefit of being able to see the data they are working with, but without the need to go through labourious data transfer processes. The same benefits are realised for an analysis user.
How to contact developer institution/team/individual
Tom Bishop <firstname.lastname@example.org>, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge. UK.
Soumya Banerjee <email@example.com>, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge. UK.
Type distribution licence
GNU General Public License v3.0
Methods of obtaining package
What versions of R work with the package?
What R packages do the packages depend on?
DSI (≥ 1.2.0)
"draft" / "proof-of-concent"
No formal testing
Is the package suitable for deployment in the production environment? (Yes/No)
Not yet suitable
Does your package have features to protect the privacy of data, or does it just provide remote analysis functionality?
No features yet to protect privacy other than the fact that synthetic data are generally less disclosive than real data
"Synthetic: Synthetic data generation for the DataSHIELDfederated analysis system", Soumya Banerjee, Tom R.P. Bishop