Data Safety

View the Harvard Research Data Security Policy and Guidance, the Harvard Enterprise Security Policy, and information about Research Data Management at Harvard.

In support of research data management and data management plan review, Harvard researchers can submit and maintain the following items through the online system:
• review of data management plans,
• communication with reviewers and select Harvard resource teams, and
• details about use of data, including project / data access team members.

Information about the Data Safety System, including process support, system guidance, and training will be regularly updated here, as it is available. 

This page provides the following information

How To Icon Job Aids 
Click the Job Aids heading here to view guidance on how to complete steps in Safety.

Class Registration Icon Information Sessions
Click the Information Sessions heading here to view the schedule and register for Research Administration and Compliance Suite Office Hours.

System Status Icon System Status
Information about expected Data Safety system availability and updates is listed on the right side of this page.


Please direct any questions about the Data Safety system to the Data Safety Help team at

System Downtime Schedule

Regular Maintenance
The system is expected to be unavailable at the following times:

  • Weekly- Sunday: 7:00pm ET to 9:00pm ET
    Weekly maintenence will bring the suite offline at 7:00pm ET and complete within this window of time each Sunday.
  • Monthly- Third Saturday each month: 6:30pm ET to 12:30am ET
    Reserved for additional background updates, making the suite unavailable for a brief period of time within the window.