Why do I need to worry about security? Doesn't UITS take care of that?
Securing research data means that first you need to know your ethical and legal obligations as a researcher, then take necessary steps to protect data that must be kept confidential or private. Some of the reasons that data must be kept private or confidential include:
the data may be protected under local, state, or federal laws
the data could identify a research participant
the data include sensitive information, such as personal or financial information, ethnic or racial origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, memberships, etc.