Planning Research with Security and Privacy in Mind

It is important to consider cybersecurity at every stage in the lifecycle of any research project; from planning to delivery and operations, and even beyond if the project involves long term information storage. UBC and industry good practices recommend that cybersecurity considerations be evaluated from the earliest stage (planning) of a research project to prevent delays in delivery, compliance issues, or cybersecurity incidents.

Before you read this page 

Regardless of the nature of your research, it is recommended that you consult an Information Security professional when planning a research project that will collect, process, store, and/or share sensitive information. This page covers high-level concepts about Information Security and may not include all information applicable to specific research project. 

For assistance, please contact arc.support@ubc.ca  

A 7 Step Approach to Planning Research with Cybersecurity in Mind

The following steps provide key cybersecurity considerations for researchers to keep in mind during the planning phase of their research projects.   

Additional Resources 

For more information about Information Privacy for research, you may also consult:  

Office of the CIO 
cio.ubc.ca   
Office of the University Counsel 
universitycounsel.ubc.ca   
Privacy Matters
privacymatters.ubc.ca  

 


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