NYU is committed to protecting and securing its research data. This flow chart is designed to assist faculty identify the level of security required for their research data and the resources to assure its confidentiality.

Step 1

In order to safeguard NYU's information assets (i.e. systems and data), research data is classified as low, moderate, or high risk data. The protection of research data may be guided by federal regulation or sponsor requirements. More stringent measures of security are required as the level of risk increases.

Determine the risk classification level of your research data

Step 2

After reviewing the Electronic Data and System Risk Classification Policy, follow NYU's three step process for classifying your data.

Assess, Review, and Secure Your Data

Plan for Storage, Management, and Publication of Your Data

NYU provides a variety of storage solutions. Compare the qualities and security levels available with NYU Drive, NYU Box, NYU Stream, Research Workspace and Windows File Sharing. Contact Secure Research Data Environment (SRDE) for assistance.

After choosing your data storage solution, create your Data Management Plan (DMP), and begin planning for eventual publication.

Step 4

Research at NYU frequently involves international collaborations and international travel. In turn, travel related to international collaborations often involves traveling with research data, equipment such as laptops, and software. Review NYU’s guidelines on traveling internationally with technology and research data.

Traveling with Technology and Technical Data

Before traveling internationally consider the following four questions: