Sensitive Identifiable Human Subject Research

Individually identifiable research data containing sensitive information about human subjects. A human subject is a living individual about whom a researcher obtains data and information that can be used to identify him or her.

The researcher determines whether the data is sensitive or not, based on privacy and ethical considerations. This data type is governed by the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (also called the “Common Rule”). Among other requirements, the Common Rule mandates that researchers protect the privacy of subjects and maintain confidentiality of human subject data.

Frequently Used by: 

Faculty
Staff
Students
Researchers

Category: 

Sensitive

Examples: 

Sensitive identifiable information may include research data referring to

  • Illegal behaviors
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Sexual behavior
  • Mental health or other sensitive health or genetic information

Any data collected under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Certificate of Confidentiality is considered sensitive.

M+Box Core Apps: 

Permitted

M+Google Mail and Calendar: 

Not Permitted

M+Google Drive (Docs): 

Permitted

M+Google Sites, Talk, Groups, Tasks: 

Not Permitted

M+Google Additional Services (Non-Core): 

Not Permitted

UMHS Exchange Email and Calendar: 

Permitted

CTools: 

Permitted

Wolverine Access: 

Not Permitted

MiDatabase: 

Permitted

MiServer: 

Permitted

Desktop Virtualization (VDI): 

Permitted

TSM Backup: 

Permitted

MiWorkspace: 

Permitted

Sitemaker: 

Not Permitted

Virtualization as a Service (VaaS): 

Permitted

Value Storage: 

Not Permitted

Mainstream Storage: 

Permitted

Data Warehouse: 

Permitted

ITS Exchange Email and Calendar: 

Permitted

Desktop Backup (Powered by CrashPlan): 

Permitted

Personally Owned Devices (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.): 

Not Permitted

Flux: 

Permitted

MiShare: 

Permitted

M Cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS): 

Permitted

Globus: 

Permitted

MiVideo: 

Permitted

M+Box Additional Apps (Non-Core): 

Not Permitted

M Cloud - Amazon Web Services GovCloud: 

Permitted

Qualtrics: 

Permitted