Have I Completed All Of The Requirements For Access To IRP Confidential Data?
Reference this list to determine which steps you have already completed and which still remain (some requirements are completed annually). This checklist is also included in the packet of IRP data access forms.
Keep in mind that some of the items may not apply to you (for example: some projects do not require IRB approval, and some individuals will not need silo access)
I'm renewing access. What do I need to do?
Data access is renewed each year. For continued access to data, individuals must review the IRP data security manual and complete the IRP data access forms. If you access data on Silo, you must also complete UW HIPAA training every year.
I'm a PI/Co-PI who will not have data access. Do I need to take this training?
Yes. Investigators are responsible for a project's compliance with data security policies.
PI's read the IRP data security manual and complete the forms as they relate to their research role: the silo access-related requirements will not need to be completed, but there is a section in the IRP data access form packet for project PI's only.
Chart of Approved Data by Project (as of 2019)
Reference this chart for more information on the data sets your project(s) is approved to use. Please note that this information is current as of 2019.
Silo WinLDS Troubleshooting
Log in to Silo from a web browser silo.ssc.wisc.edu
The message challenge for 2-factor authentication should be entered as a 6-digit number with no spaces
WinLDS is like WinStat: if you “disconnect” it will keep your session running. A hard “Sign Out” can often help prevent problems associated with an open session.
If you try to silosync a file with the same name as an existing file in your receiving silosync directory, it will not work. It will not overwrite a file with a newer version of the same name.
WinLDS has regularly scheduled downtime during the morning on the first Wednesday of each month.
Policies To Remember
Data use is authorized by project only.
Individual-level data remains on Silo servers.
Work with IRP data on Silo should be limited to non-public locations.
IRP Data Security Officer
3444 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building
IRP Data Sharing Coordinator
3448 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building