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Where can I store or share my data? UMass Amherst Service Categorizations

How to Use This Page

This page presents UMass Amherst-supported services, with information about what types of data can be stored or shared with each. Use this information to inform your decisions about what services your data can be stored or shared on.

Data with specific compliance requirements will need a risk assessment to help determine the appropriate business processes and IT services for the data. If you have questions, or to coordinate a risk assessment, please contact it@umass.edu.

Glossary of Terms

  • Confidentiality - "How bad would it be if someone who is not supposed to have access gets access?"
  • Integrity - "How bad would it be if the data was accidently changed or corrupted?"
  • Availability - "How bad would it be if the data was not available when you needed it?"

More information about data categorization

Key

Green = High/Yes

Yellow = Moderate/Varies

Red = Low/No

More information about categorization

High, Moderate, and Low indicate the maximum level of data confidentiality/integrity/availability offered by a service. Data can be stored/shared on a service that offers an equal or higher level than what is required for that data.

For example, Microsoft OneDrive at UMass Amherst offers high confidentiality - but data which only requires low confidentiality can still be stored in OneDrive.

⚠  We discourage the use of SSN unless required by law. If you need a unique identifier, contact IT at it@umass.edu

 


 

Online File Storage

ℹ  See the Research Computing and Storage Environments sections below for more mass data storage options.

                                      Confidentiality Integrity Availability FERPA Health Records (HIPAA ePHI) Health Records (non-HIPAA) SSN PCI Research CUI Human Subject Research Data Operational/Internal Use Export Controlled (ITAR/EAR) Notes                                     
UMass Amherst Microsoft OneDrive High High High Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No* *Contact Research Compliance/IT to develop compliant solution.
UMass Amherst Microsoft Teams High High High Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No* *Contact Research Compliance/IT to develop compliant solution.
UMass Amherst Google Drive High High High Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No* *Contact Research Compliance/IT to develop compliant solution.
UMass Amherst Box (Retirement in progress) High High High Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No* *Contact Research Compliance/IT to develop compliant solution.

 

Email & Calendar

⚠  Email across the internet is unencrypted and not secure.

                                      Confidentiality Integrity Availability FERPA Health Records (HIPAA ePHI) Health Records (non-HIPAA) SSN PCI Research CUI Human Subject Research Data Operational/Internal Use Export Controlled (ITAR/EAR) Notes                                     
UMass Amherst Microsoft Office 365 Email Moderate High High Yes No No No No No No Yes No  
UMass Amherst Microsoft Office 365 Calendar Moderate High High Yes No No No No No No Yes No  
UMass Amherst Google Mail Moderate High High Yes No No No No No No Yes No  
UMass Amherst Google Calendar Moderate High High Yes No No No No No No Yes No  

 

Video Conferencing

                                      Confidentiality Integrity Availability FERPA Health Records (HIPAA ePHI) Health Records (non-HIPAA) SSN PCI Research CUI Human Subject Research Data Operational/Internal Use Export Controlled (ITAR/EAR) Notes                                     
UMass Amherst Zoom High High High Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No  
UMass Amherst Microsoft Teams High High High Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No  

 

Electronic Signature

                                      Confidentiality Integrity Availability FERPA Health Records (HIPAA ePHI) Health Records (non-HIPAA) SSN PCI Research CUI Human Subject Research Data Operational/Internal Use Export Controlled (ITAR/EAR) Notes                                     
UMass Amherst DocuSign High High High Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No  

 

Web Services

                                      Confidentiality Integrity Availability FERPA Health Records (HIPAA ePHI) Health Records (non-HIPAA) SSN PCI Research CUI Human Subject Research Data Operational/Internal Use Export Controlled (ITAR/EAR) Notes                                     
UMass Amherst public facing websites & blogs N/A Moderate High No No No No No No No No No  

 

Research Computing Environments (UMass Amherst)

ℹ  Services marked as Storage Capable may be used for data storage.

                                      Storage Capable Confidentiality Integrity Availability FERPA Health Records (HIPAA ePHI) Health Records (non-HIPAA) SSN PCI Research CUI Human Subject Research Data Operational/Internal Use Export Controlled (ITAR/EAR) Notes                                     
Unity Cluster No High High High Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes* No No *With IRB approval
Northeast Storage Exchange Yes High High High No No No No No No No No No  
SPHHS "Big Data" Cluster Yes High High High Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Use of this resource is subject to approval by SPHHS.
MGHPCC Supercloud Yes Moderate High Moderate Yes No No No No Yes No No No Use of this resource is subject to approval by UMass Amherst RC.

 

Research Computing Environments (External)

More information coming soon.

Research Computing at UMass Amherst

 

Research Collaboration Tools

More information coming soon.

Research Computing at UMass Amherst