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Public trust in the integrity and ethical behavior of scholars must be maintained if research is to continue to play its proper role in our University and society. While the primary responsibility for maintaining integrity in research rests with those who conduct it, the University has established standards to ensure a healthy environment for research and compliance with law.
This document sets forth the standards of research conduct expected of members of the research community at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, consistent with the Research Code of Conduct Policy.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as one of the leading public research universities in the nation, is committed to maintaining the integrity and validity of the academic research conducted by faculty, staff and students. The guiding principles and standards set forth in this policy are in alignment with the University's goal to continually improve and to maintain its status as a world-class research university attracting the best faculty, staff and students.
This Policy prohibits (i) all forms of Discrimination and Harassment based on Protected Status; (ii) Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation, (iii) Stalking and Interpersonal Violence, which need not be based on an individual’s Protected Status; (iv) Complicity for knowingly assisting in an act that violates this Policy; and (iv) Retaliation against an individual because of their good faith participation in the reporting, investigation, or adjudication of violations of this Policy.
This Standard provides requirements for the procurement of accessible Digital Content, Resources, and Technology (“Digital Material”). Implementing this standard will ensure that all individuals have access to Digital Material purchased by or on behalf of the University in compliance with the Policy on Digital Accessibility and with governing law.
This Standard sets out the minimum requirements for creating accessible Digital Content, Resources, and Technology (“Digital Material”) to advance the University’s commitment to providing equitable access in compliance with the University Policy on Digital Accessibility. Accessibility is a shared responsibility among those who maintain University Digital Material.
The University is committed to establishing a welcoming and equitable digital experience. This policy provides direction on creating an accessible experience that enhances usability for everyone. Implementing this policy will ensure that all individuals have access to Digital Content, Resources, and Technology (“Digital Material”) provided by or on behalf of the University.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (The "University" or "UNC-Chapel Hill") has a responsibility to protect the privacy and security of protected health information ("PHI") that it creates, receives, accesses, maintains, uses or transmits. Inappropriate access, use, or disclosure of PHI may cause substantial harm to individuals whose information is used or disclosed, and may cause financial and reputational injury to the University.
The UNC Adams School of Dentistry has a legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard patient information. This responsibility includes ensuring that devices storing Protected Health Information ("PHI") or other Sensitive Information ("SI") are properly encrypted and are serviced by an appropriate vendor. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that all Smartphones used by personnel will meet institutional security requirements.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as modified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 ("HIPAA") established Federal standards for safeguarding the privacy of individually identifiable health information. HIPAA mandates rigorous compliance with the requirements for the use and/or disclosure of protected health information ("PHI").
This policy addresses access, disclosure and use of protected health information (defined below) for University research (including research in the School of Medicine, which is part of the UNC Health Care System HIPAA covered entity) in accord with the Privacy regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
The University has obligations to ensure integrity and accessibility of records, and security of sensitive University information that may be sent or received via email. This policy advises individuals of their obligations to use only their University email account and not personal email accounts for University business and to manage the records resulting from that use in accordance with applicable policy, standards, and procedures.
This policy establishes a governance framework designed to promote and safeguard the appropriate and effective use of Enterprise Data.
Protected Health Information (PHI) and Sensitive Information (SI) that is transmitted or received on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by any Constituent must be encrypted in accordance with this Standard, which details required minimum encryption standards for University Tier 2 and Tier 3 information. Particular transmissions may require a heightened encryption requirement or consideration of additional legal or policy requirements.
Failure to protect information through the use of strong passwords/pass-phrases and additional authentication methods may result in incidents that expose sensitive information and/or impact mission-critical UNC-Chapel Hill services. This Standard outlines minimum requirements for authentication mechanisms for information systems under the University's control and password strength and other requirements for accounts on University systems and accounts that use University data.