About the Data Sharing and Handling (DSH) tool

Designed by Indiana University's Data Stewards, the Data Sharing and Handling (DSH) tool is a user-friendly web utility intended to simplify and accelerate the process of determining how to securely handle, store, and share any institutional data with which you are working.

Once you authenticate with your IU credentials, the DSH works by guiding you through a few questions about your data (for example, its domain and subdomain, its classification, and what you need to do with it). Based on your input, the DSH queries official university data management rules and policies and other IU Data Management resources, retrieves and consolidates information pertinent to your needs, and then uses that information to compile a list of IU services that may best serve those needs.

In some complex cases (for example, work involving data in the "Health" domain), the DSH may refer you to your department's IT Pro.

Official classification levels for institutional data at IU are defined by the university's data management rules and policies. If you have questions about the classifications of institutional data, use the Data Sharing and Handling (DSH) tool or contact the appropriate Data Steward.

To determine the most sensitive classification of institutional data you can store on any given UITS service, see the Choosing an appropriate storage solution section of About dedicated file storage services and IT services with storage components appropriate for sensitive institutional data, including research data containing protected health information.

For more about managing institutional data at IU, see the IU Data Management website.

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Last modified on 2018-08-15 13:50:15.

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