Information Security Classification (abridged version)

Information Security Classification Levels

Level Information Security Classification and Examples (abridged version)
4 Public information

  • Published information about the University
  • Programme and course information
  • University staff directory information
  • Research publications and research datasets cleared for publication
  • Approved University policies and governance information
    3 Standard information (the disclosure of would not cause material harm, but which the University has chosen not to release)

  • Building plans and information about the University’s infrastructure
  • Unpublished research work and intellectual property not in Level 1 or 2
  • Patent applications, unratified meeting minutes, drafts of research papers and internal documents
  • Collaborative documents of a non-confidential nature
    2 Confidential information (the disclosure could cause risk of material harm to the individuals of the University if disclosed)

  • Organisational finance records
  • Individual donor information
  • Personnel records (including any disciplinary processes)
  • Emergency contact and home address details
  • Research data not in Level 1
    1 Restricted information (the disclosure would cause severe harm to individuals or the University if disclosed)

  • Commercially sensitive business operations and strategies
  • Medical (including tissue) or Clinical trials research data
  • Research data restricted by contract or confidentiality agreement
  • Account passwords that can be used to access confidential information
  • For full details, please refer to the Information Security Classification Policy.

    Any questions regarding research data classification please contact the Service Desk in the first instance.

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