Unique Integrated Database
Q. How do I know my proprietary data will not be shared with other subscribing members?
A. GeoMark designed RFDbase with security as the primary focus. The system meets, or exceeds, all cybersecurity requirements derived from the industry-recognized Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls. Multiple redundant policies, workflows, and checks have been holistically incorporated to ensure that the physical and digital nature of your data is protected and prevented from being compromised. An entitlement structure recognizes which analyses have been activated for each user, prohibiting your proprietary data from ever being shared with anyone outside of your organization.
Q. How frequently are data added to RFDbase?
A. Data are added throughout the year for premium subscriptions and are available to subscribers as soon as they enter GeoMark’s database. Samples are not added annually to customized data packages.
Q. How can I tell what data have been added?
A. Subscribers receive quarterly updates, including a map that highlights regional areas where RFDbase data were refreshed during that quarter. This alert is not customized by individual user or company, but is for all users. Additionally, RFDbase has the ability to initiate a pop-up window for users upon logging in/out. When companies enter or leave significant subscription items, this pop-up can be set to announce any subscription changes. Lastly, all data have ‘DateCreated’ and ‘DateModified’ fields that are searchable within RFDbase to find added or changed information. For further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will quickly identify records that may have been added to your particular database subscription(s).
Q. How are RFDbase users maintained?
A. GeoMark does not charge a fee for individual users to access RFDbase. Any employee of a subscribing client, with approval from that client, may be granted access to the system. GeoMark can maintain the user list or specified users of subscribing companies may control their own user list (adding/removing users or determining the data to which users have access).
Q. Can RFDbase data be tight holed?
A. Access to data can be limited to the analysis performed by sample, by data type. Meaning that, for a specific sample, if oil and source rock analysis was performed, we can provide access to the oil and the rock data separately. However, we cannot separate access to the individual source rock measurements. If access is granted by data type (i.e. source rock) for a specific sample, you gain access to all data for that data type.
Access permissions can be managed by GeoMark or by clients. The flexibility of RFDbase allows for multiple user groups to be defined within the system. Each group can be set up to have access to specific analyses, and then users are assigned to those groups. Upon login, the system determines all of the groups to which the user has access, and then activates all of the unique analyses tied to those groups.