Sharing Research Information

Researchers must ensure that the sharing of any UBC information meets UBC security and privacy requirements, as well as any applicable data agreements, provincial, national, and international regulations. This page will provide an overview of information sharing requirements and good practices.   

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It is recommended that you discuss your project that will share research information with a subject matter expert. This page covers high-level concepts and may not include all information applicable to specific research project.   

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Information Sharing Requirements 

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Information Security Requirements 

UBC information sharing must be compliant with the requirements of UBC Information Security Standard U3 (ISS-U3). This standard provides requirements and guidance, as well as approved sharing tools based on information classification. Depending how the information is handled once shared, other Information Security Standards may apply.

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Information Privacy Requirements 

Sharing personal or personally identifiable information may require consent.

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Legal and Contractual Requirements 

Research information sharing may be subject to legal and contractual requirements. Researchers are responsible for ensuring these requirements are met.

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Information Sharing Good Practices 

Along with the requirements above for which compliance is mandatory, it is also recommended to adhere to the best practices listed below: 




Additional Resources 

To learn more about UBC information privacy and security, visit:

UBC Privacy Matters

To learn more about UBC security requirements, visit:

Office of the Chief Information Officer

To learn more about UBC legal requirements, visit:

Office of the University Counsel

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