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Secure Data and Computing

This section provides information and resources for HIPAA, CUI, and Secure Research Environments.

  • Virginia Tech Human Research Protection Program

    For up to date information and resources for Human Research Protection, visit the Virginia Tech Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) website....

  • What is PII?

    What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? Personally Identifiable Information (PII) includes: “(1) any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as n...

  • Storing Data in Google Services

    In pairing with Google to offer VT Google Apps, the security and privacy of user information and data is a top priority. Google's How Google protects your organization's security and privacy page answ...

  • HIPAA Security Rule

    What is the HIPAA Security Rule? The HIPAA Security Rule outlines national security standards intended to protect health data created, received, maintained, or transmitted electronically. It basically...

  • HIPAA and HIPAA Compliance

    Learn more about HIPAA and HIPAA compliance (HHS.gov) Do I Need to Be HIPAA Compliant? The short answer is: if your application handles protected health information (PHI) then you need to be HIPAA com...

  • mHealth and Application Development

    mHealth applications are the software that runs on smartphones or tablets that manage personal health maintenance and health tracking applications. These can include devices and apps that track physic...

  • What is PHI?

    PHI stands for Public Health Information PHI is any information in a medical record that can be used to identify an individual, and that was created, used, or disclosed to a covered entity and/or thei...

  • PHI Research and HIPAA Compliant Data Sets

    The VTCRI is partnered with Virginia Tech to define and develop the best-case solution for storage and compute involving PHI and HIPAA-compliant data sets and to allow our researchers and colleagues t...

  • Secure Research Environment (SRE) for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Projects

    SRE is a service provided by Virginia Tech Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) to provision secure and compliant virtual Windows and Linux servers supporting CUI research at the Virginia Tech Data...