Sensitive data includes information about an individual that may cause discomfort or harm if associated with the participants identity. Sensitive data includes confidential information gathered during human subject research.
Storage: Sensitive data should be password protected and stored with encryption on a secure server with role-based rights.
Best practices: When dealing with human subject research try to collect anonymous data where possible or to de-identify the data as soon as possible after data collection.
More information: Research Data Management - Sensitive Data (UofT)
Sensitive Data Expert Group. (2020, October 1). Sensitive Data Toolkit for Researchers Part 3: Research Data Management Language for Informed Consent. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4107178. Licensed with CC-BY-NC 4.0