UITS Service Overview: Research Database Complex

Service name: Research Database Complex (RDC)

Role: Research database hosting


The Indiana University Research Database Complex (RDC) supports research-related MySQL databases and data-intensive applications that require databases. The RDC is strictly devoted to supporting research, and is not an instructional, classroom environment.

Cost: No cost (baseline service)

Further reference:

Adoption process: Request an RDC account using the RDC Database Account Application.

Service contact information: Email rdc-admin@iu.edu.

Platform restrictions: Can be accessed from all platforms

Meets UIPO/UISO guidelines: Yes

Data classification approval: Approved for Public, University-internal, and research-related PHI


This UITS system or service meets certain requirements established in the HIPAA Security Rule thereby enabling its use for work involving data that contain protected health information (PHI). However, using this system or service does not fulfill your legal responsibilities for protecting the privacy and security of data that contain PHI. You may use this system or service for work involving data that contain PHI only if you institute additional administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that complement those UITS already has in place.

UITS provides consulting and online help for Indiana University researchers, faculty, and staff who need help securely processing, storing, and sharing data containing protected health information (PHI). If you have questions about managing HIPAA-regulated data at IU, contact UITS HIPAA Consulting. To learn more about properly ensuring the safe handling of PHI on UITS systems, see the UITS IT Training video Securing HIPAA Workflows on UITS Systems. For additional details about HIPAA compliance at IU, see HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance

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Last modified on 2018-09-12 11:07:53.

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