This is a nice overview of the various dimensions of security that you need to consider when making research data available on the Internet.

Tanvi Desai, Felix Ritchie, Richard Welpton. The Five Safes: Designing Data Access for Research. Economic Working Paper Series 1601, University of the West of England. Available at

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