Bitfount for Academic Research

Collaborative research at scale

Use Bitfount to access the data you need to perform complex analyses, develop and validate ML models, or enable safe usage of your own data by collaborators.

We work with your academic and industry partners to help you collaborate safely and securely. Never let data access issues stop you from carrying out your research again.

Supporting ambitious data-driven research

Accelerate your research with federated data science

Foster and unblock collaborations

Grow your network of inter-organisational and inter-disciplinary collaborators and accelerate the pace of your research by safely federating your analyses across multiple siloed datasets.

Pool your consortium's expertise by enabling others to carry out analyses on your data without needing to access raw data.

Tackle larger and more complex problems than would be possible with a single dataset. Data never leaves your systems, whether your co-authors are next door or on the other side of the world.

Collaborate safely with industry

Remove barriers to industry collaboration by enabling partners to only perform specific analyses on your proprietary data.

Whether to drive scientific breakthroughs or to monetise strategic data assets, federated AI and analytics provide a strong foundation for fruitful and trustworthy partnerships.

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Increase the statistical power of studies

Federated analysis can help ensure that studies are based on larger volumes of data, and critically also on datasets that are more diverse and representative. Improve the accuracy and robustness of your results, particularly for underrepresented populations or rare events.

Learn about privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)

The Bitfount platform provides a low-risk, low-overhead way to explore the opportunities provided by privacy-preserving data science and AI for scaling and enhancing your research.

Learn more about privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) with our 'PETs explained' series of articles.

Key features for academic research

Built-in privacy preservation

No need for a PhD in cryptography. Remove risk barriers to opening up sensitive data by combining any of a range of built-in privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).

Usage-based access controls

Partners are only able to carry out the analyses you have allowed them to. Role-based access controls let you technically enforce governance and usage policies.

Audit and monitoring

Bitfount provides a real-time, granular audit trail of how partners or consortia members use your data.

Zero-trust security model

Bitfount follows the latest in network security best practices, including Zero-Trust principles. Never trust, always verify.

Simple IT integration

Bitfount's communication model only requires that data custodians and data scientists have outgoing internet connections. No need to open any ports in the firewall, dramatically simplifying IT integration.

End-to-end encryption

Bitfount itself never receives data or statistics. Any analysis results are transferred between data custodians and data scientists using end-to-end encryption.

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Get started for free

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