About Us

Helix, a Monash Technology Research Platform, is supporting data-driven research involving sensitive data, like personal or health data. It is a university-wide capability comprising expert staff and underpinned by world-class research infrastructure. Since its establishment in 2018, Helix has been developing Monash University’s sensitive research data capabilities through flagship health research projects. These capabilities extend to support research across other faculties and research disciplines.

The sheer scale of Monash University’s research that involves sensitive data is a major driver for the establishment of sustainable and scalable solutions to enable researchers to collect, manage, analyse, share and collaborate over this data. These capabilities, underpinned by high-performance and secure IT infrastructure, enable the use of the latest developments in technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), offering researchers ground-breaking research environments that incorporate privacy by design.