Once a Discovery Workspace (DW) is approved and is in running status, connect to the workspace to complete your analysis.
In this article you will learn how to
- Connect to a DW
- Access files and tables in a workspace
- Change your workspace set up
- Understand permitted uses and rules for extraction
- you have created a project
- you have added people to your project
- your data license has been approved by all parties
- your Discovery Workspace (DW) has been approved and is running
- you have loaded data to your workspace
Connect to the DW
Navigate to your project’s Workspaces tab and click the workspace name.
Take note of the workspace reference number and click Connect to this workspace.
The next screen lists of the virtual machines (workspaces) that you have access to.
Click on the workspace reference number to connect.
Note: If the workspace reference number is not listed you may not have been added to the workspace; click the 'Change workspace set up' button in the Workspace Summary screen in Senate to edit the list of users who can access the workspace, and submit your request for approval.
The DW will launch as a new tab in your browser. No special firewall rules should be required, the access protocol is via HTTPS.
Accessing files and tables
Once data packages have been added to the DW:
- Files can be accessed here C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\ ; a new folder will be created if there are any files
- Tables can be accessed by connecting to the redshift database using SQL Workbench, Python or R. Your credentials to access redshift will automatically be configured.
To learn more about workspaces, refer to the Workspace FAQ
Change your workspace setup
Request a change in your workspace set up if you need to:
- Add users
- Change the workspace size / spec
- Install other software
Follow the prompts to edit the workspace set up and and submit your request for approval.
Understand permitted uses and rules for extraction
Prior to running your analysis, it is important to read the permitted use of data in the license (found in the license tab of your project) to ensure:
- You understand conditions of permitted use, including how the data should be prepared for extraction (if permitted) and if there are any rules you need to apply to your queries (for e.g. the data custodian may ask you to apply rules of aggregation to mitigate any risk of re-identification)
- Comments should be included in your queries to demonstrate that you have applied the requirements of the permitted use in your data license. This will help Data Republic to quickly approve your data extract request.