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The Research Information Security Program (RISP) aims to enable innovative research by collaborating with and supporting researchers and research administrative and IT staff on a multitude of cybersecurity related topics. Where relevant departmental, divisional, or institutional resources or personnel exist, we will provide wayfinding services to help establish fruitful connections between researchers, staff, and services.

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Meeting with researchers and staff to discuss and/or assess the security of research data and institutional or self-managed research environments.

Data classification

Working with researchers, who know their data best, to classify it according to the University’s Data Classification Standard.

Security requirements

Deciphering the data security and privacy requirements placed on research by sponsors and partners.


Hosting workshops, talks, and trainings on Information Security topics for research-facing audiences.


Working with researchers on how to best support their interests regarding Information Security requirements.

General inquires

Providing self-serve and bespoke support to University’s researchers and research-supporting staff.


Michael Laurentius

Research Information Security Specialist
Research Program Coordinator

Sue McGlashan

Research Information Security Lead