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Project guide for researchers: Data security

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Antti Orava, Information security and data protection officer

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Data security

Taking care of data security means taking care of the availability, confidentiality and integrity of data. Data security can be seen as comprising the practical procedures that are used to guarantee the security of data.

Data security must be taken care of during all stages of data processing, both when it comes to handling equipment as well as choosing and using devices, systems, methods and services. You can read more about the Uniarts member`s data security guidelines and policies.

Researchers must pay special attention to the secure processing of research data. You can find more information on matters related to protecting research data on the Finnish Social Science Data Archive website (in Finnish).

Secure processing and storing of data

Classified and confidential materials as well as materials containing personal data may only be stored in a Uniarts Helsinki network folder. Researchers have access to a personal home folder and, on request, shared network folders that can be used to share files between team members. Home folders can only be accessed with a Uniarts ID or on a university computer, and the folder is personal. Network folders can only be accessed through the Uniarts Helsinki network or a Uniarts VPN connection.

You can read more about Uniarts Helsinki’s data processing rules by clicking the icon below. The document identifies the tools that can be used for processing, storing and disclosing data. Please note that the tools may only be used to disclose the data to people who have the right to it, nobody else.

Read more about data management tools for researchers.