Clinical Computing Policy

Effective Date: January 31, 2008

Last Reviewed: June 30, 2015

Review by: July 1, 2016

Policy Statement:

Administrators of Meharry Medical College server resources have a responsibility to protect information residing on those resources from intentional or accidental deletion. This policy provides guidelines for the appropriate application and use of backup solutions. 

Reasons for the Policy

Data can be destroyed by system malfunction, accidental or intentional means. Adequate backups will allow data to be readily recovered as necessary. In order to minimize any potential loss or corruption of this data, units responsible for providing and operating administrative applications need to ensure that data is adequately backed up by establishing and following appropriate system backup procedures.

This Backup Policy establishes the guidelines and procedures to be followed to ensure proper backup and storage of electronic information. Meharry's Department of Information and Technology is the responsible office for this policy.

You can view the full policy to the right or by clicking here.