Data Sharing and Handling (DSH) tool
For detailed information, use the Data Sharing and Handling (DSH) tool. This tool identifies how data have been classified, where it should be stored, and what laws and regulations should be considered. It also provides general guidance for sharing and disposing of each type of data. The tool is a simple 2 step process:
- identify the type of data you’re interested in by selecting a Domain,
- choose one of the categories of data presented to see detailed information.
For more background information, see: What is institutional data?
If you have more specific questions about data classification or the appropriate use of your data, after reviewing the content in the DSH tool, please contact the appropriate Data Steward. If you would like more complete information on data classification by domain, see the Data Classification Matrix.
The following chart shows examples of how some data is classified within each data domain.
|Cross-domain identifiers (PII)
|SSN, Biometrics (finger and voice prints, facial scans)
|Last 4 digits of SSN
|University ID numbers
|Driver’s license, passport, credit card or banking information, CrimsonCard magstripe, loan/FAFSA data
|Individual grades, academic transcript, class schedule, date of birth, advising notes, CrimsonCard barcode
|Student Address, Phone
|Student name, Major, Degree
|I-9 Form data; Payroll direct deposit account number
|Employee home address, CrimsonCard barcode
|Employee offer letters, faculty tenure recommendations
|Employee name and compensation
|Faculty/Staff Immunization record
|Detailed floor plans showing gas, water, sprinkler shut-offs, hazardous materials
|Basic floor plans showing egress routes and shelter areas
|Campus map showing buildings, names, addresses, parking, lighted pathways, emergency phones, etc.
|FAFSA data, loan disbursement data, delinquent account or collection, Treasury (electronic claims)
|Tax deductions or contributions
|Capital asset data, chart of accounts, Budget