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Sensitive data


Mentees new to research may be unaware that care must be taken with certain kinds of data and that special data protection "may be required for legal or ethical reasons, for issues pertaining to personal privacy, or for proprietary considerations (OpenAire link below)." 

Useful resources on Sensitive data:

OpenAire. (n.d.). Guide for Researchers: How to deal with sensitive data

Examples of sensitive data with links to information about preparing such data for storage and sharing and special storage considerations. 

Regents of the University of Michigan. (2021). Data Security Guidelines

Describes core controls and link to information about the kinds of data institutions should consider as sensitive. While US-centered, may serve as a model for institutions refining or creating such institutional policies. 

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Author: Stephanie Krueger

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Last Updated: October 26, 2021


Editor: Stephanie Krueger Last modified: 26.10. 2021 16:10