Many ECU faculty, staff and students engage in research involving the collection and use of identifiable private information. Federal law and ECU Policy provide specific guidance for protecting personally identifiable information (PII). Specific information for researchers regarding university requirements for conducting research may be found within the Research and Graduate Studies Division.
Information contained on the research and graduate studies site is intended to provide guidance to researchers in protecting PII and other sensitive data that might be included in their research information.
ECU Guide for Storing and Transmitting Sensitive Data
SSN Use, Disclosure and/or Storage Request Form
National Science Foundation (NSF) Data Management Plan
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Security Requirements
To learn more, access a list of guidelines from the Sensitive Data page.