Managing Your Data
Every day, people log in to Google, Canvas, Dropbox, ARC services, OneDrive, and other services across the University of Michigan. They access data that creates knowledge for their research, teaching and learning, patient care, and university administration. But who owns those documents, images, files, and other types of data?
Information and Technology Services has tips below for learning who owns what data and ensuring that data lives on in the right place with the right person.
Is my data in the right place?
Got data? We can help you find the right home for it. The Data Storage Finder is designed to help you find storage solutions to meet your needs. It is not intended to be a complete or comprehensive catalog of storage services available at U-M.
Researchers can check out the U-M Research Computing Package on the ITS Advanced Research Computing (ARC) website to learn more about allocations provided by ITS.
Sensitive Data Guide
This ITS-created guide is designed to help you make informed security and compliance decisions about which IT services to use when collecting, processing, storing, or sharing university data. This guide is not intended to be a complete or comprehensive catalog of all IT services available at U-M.
Data Management & Classification
Certain data needs to be stored in specific places. This includes data protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), or International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Classification of this data is up to the data steward. If that’s you, check out the Safe Computing Sensitive Data Classification page to make sure it’s stored in the right place.
Not sure how a specific data set should be classified? Questions or concerns about specific classifications should be directed to Information Assurance by contacting the ITS Service Center.