The Secure Research Environment (SRE) is a service that allows researchers to store and analyze sensitive research data subject to regulatory standards including HIPAA Security and FISMA. With the SRE, UTech maintains a private cloud environment that delivers virtual desktops, and an internal secure network for web application delivery using a risk-based information security program, that includes implementation of controls which meet recommendations or requirements of regulatory and information security standards.
This includes the use of a commercial data center, encryption as necessary for storage and transmission of data, virtual computing resources, controlled data access, two-factor authentication, and continuous monitoring for availability and threat detection.
We welcome faculty that are working with restricted data to contact us regarding their research. As part of the onboarding process of new tenants, UTech has policies, standards, and administrative support available for research projects that require certification of how sensitive research data will be handled throughout a research project’s lifecycle. For more information please go to our UTech service catalog and request additional information.