Posted: August 2, 2016
A new training requirement will go into effect on October 1, 2016, that will impact your continued access to information in the PI Portal.
The Office of the CIO recently revised the Institutional Data Policy that classifies all university records and data as public, internal, private or restricted. Some data related to research grants falls into the restricted category—specifically voucher/invoice images displayed in the PI Portal and in the Subaward Invoice Approval (SIA) application. Additional controls will be required for access to restricted data, including completion of the university’s Institutional Data Policy Training.
What does this mean for you?
It is important for you to retain access so that you can continue to review subaward invoices for payment approval (as required by the federal Uniform Guidance governing grants) and monitor expenditures on your awards.
Why is this necessary?
Cyber security is of increasing concern for universities. NBC reported last fall that from 2013 to 2015, 550 universities reported some kind of data breach, and in 2014, only the health care and retail sectors reported more security breaches than the education sector. These breaches result in violations of individual privacy, reputational damages and high financial cost, often in the multi-million dollar range. Universities may also face regulatory non-compliance penalties and civil litigation as the result of a breach.
If you have questions, please contact Christine Hamble at email@example.com or 614-688-8734.
We very much appreciate your willingness to work with us and the Office of the CIO to ensure the safety and integrity of all data at Ohio State.