Security Options for Restricted-Use Research Data

Tuesday, May 05 | 12:00PM–1:00PM | Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Salon F, Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Research data often have special security requirements. This presentation will show a framework for categorizing and implementing these special requirements. Restricted-use research data can contain sensitive information as well as personally identifiable information (PII). Sensitive data can cause harm and legally jeopardize individuals and institutions or damage reputation. PII can lead to disclosure of individuals in research data. Even when PII may been removed or masked, reidentification may still be possible through inference and linkages. Researchers and institutions are obligated to protect these data. In some circumstances, legal mandates exist.

OUTCOMES: Gain awareness of the special security needs of research * Learn what options are available to comply with regulations * Understand what personnel are needed to maintain a secure research environment


  • John Marcotte

    Archivist, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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