The Data Security Mystery Machine: Study Data, Where Are You?

Event Date: 

Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


This presentation will review the options and remove the mystery from establishing adequate data security plans for research study data. Researchers typically need assistance from an IT professional to establish appropriate data security plans for electronic records. This joint presentation by the IRB Education & Outreach Program and ITS Research Services will provide both the IRB and IT perspective.

Data security and confidentiality protections are an essential aspect of the ethical conduct of research. And they must comply with federal regulations for the protection of human subjects and institutional policies regarding the protection of data. Researchers must have adequate confidentiality protections for storage and transmission of paper and electronic records and biospecimens. And there must be more stringent data security protections when data are more sensitive.

(To the Saturday morning cartoon fans from the 70’s who get the reference in the title: There may be a surprise appearance by Scooby Doo!)


Pre-registration is recommended.