In Case Study Research, Yin (2003) states the importance to build a case study database, in order to increase the reliability of the findings.
"...without a case study database, the raw data may not be available for independent inspection." ... "...every case study project should strive to develop a formal, presentable database, so that in principle, other investigators can review the evidence directly and not be limited to the written case study reports." (p.102)
Unless I am missing something, he doesn't address how to manage access to a case study database. If my case study database contains sensitive data, that cannot necessarily be anonymized, how should I handle the gatekeeping of this database?
ETA: I'm in social sciences.