The Instructional Cloud Computing Committee (IC3) is available to help you identify safe and effective uses of third party tools and cloud computing resources. Here at UC Irvine, we have established a centralized review process, which involves specialists from the areas of data ownership, instructional technology, legal liability, privacy, security and student records. This unique approach allows UCI to identify those vendors who might become partners with the university. The ultimate goal is to establish an ecosystem of third party tools and cloud computing resources that enable innovative instructional methods.
The review process for third party tools and cloud computing resources is designed to identify possible risk, determine the severity of exposure, provide recommendations for best practices for use and/or recommend alternative resources which expose the University and individuals to a reasonable level of risk. The UC Irvine process continues to be refined, to mitigate risk and facilitate innovation. The flowchart presented below describes a typical review process.
In the process of reviewing a third party tool or service, representatives from UC Irvine might determine that a formalized agreement needs to be established with the service provider, to ensure that all applicable policies and procedures are followed adequately. If the outcome of the review is a recommendation for a formalized agreement, UC Irvine representatives will work with the vendor to establish a contract.