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Humanities and Social Science Research Some questions you need to ask? – Who owns your data? Its a question linguists, anthropologists and some others.

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2 Humanities and Social Science Research Some questions you need to ask? – Who owns your data? Its a question linguists, anthropologists and some others need to ask – Where are you putting your data? Your office computer? – who has a key to your office? – is your computer password-protected? – who else knows the password?

3 Questions to ask yourselfmore – On your laptop? is it password protected? is it remotely wipeable?/do you have Lojack (or something like) it installed? – On a thumb drive? did you leave it in your pocket when you sent your pants to the dry cleaner? Are any of these devices backed up? – where?

4 Questions to ask yourselfstill more – Do you store your data in the cloud? have you read the EULA? – whats a EULA? – some guidance on what to look for: – http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/developing- institutional-research-data-management-plan-service http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/developing- institutional-research-data-management-plan-service how long will your data be available? what will happen to your data if you change your mind?

5 Some legalistic things you must think about Are your data sensitive? – did they require IRB approval? – do they contain toxic data? whats toxic? – do they contain PHI? – do they contain PII? – are they Export Controlled? are they dual use? (encryption, heat sensing, biological agents, etc.) do you have students/colleagues from red flag countries?

6 Is your stuff FOIA-able? Wayne State faculty are (technically) state employees (Wayne State, while constitutionally independent, belongs to the State of Michigan) Your research, and your WSU email is officially the property of the university You might receive a FOIA request (it has happened to WSU faculty and staff)

7 Is your stuff FOIA-able? If this happens, DO NOT RESPOND TO THE REQUEST!!!! Contact the Office of General Counsel immediately. Do not pass go, do not collect… When the dinosaurs are fighting, its best to remain under the table – John Jackson, former Chancellor of Southern Illinois University


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