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Facilitating Technical Compliance Through the Development of a New IT Role
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Student Technical Paper
Technical Paper
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Technical Paper
Student Technical Paper
TimeTuesday, July 243:45pm - 4pm
DescriptionStaying compliant in an increasingly regulated world is a challenge faced by researchers across every institution. With the various laws, regulations, and mandates from funding agencies, researchers and the IT staff that support them are spending more time interpreting complex requirements in an effort to implement compliant technical solutions to properly secure sensitive data.

This paper describes the challenges and successes faced by the newly created role of the Research Technology Compliance Specialist (RTCS) at the University of Iowa and how the RTCS facilitates research by being a highly-visible resource for different communities across campus including the IT Security and Policy Office, the University Libraries, the Institutional Review Board, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. As the primary contact for research technology compliance questions, the RTCS is able to effectively communicate a single message, resulting in increased transparency and more campus-wide compliant technical solutions.