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Helping to Make Early Cancer Detection Research Possible

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Research led by Paul Okunieff and Steven Swarts is helping make cancer detectable in its early stages, increasing the chances for successful treatment. Okunieff Lab data must be pristine and entirely secure to continue receiving federal approval. Instead of spending millions of dollars on physical security methods like buildings, doors, and key cards, Dr. Okunieff and Dr. Swarts asked UFIT to come up with a solution.

“UF researchers are happy for an alternative way to secure data using ResShield, rather than budgeting for physical protection,” said Scott Crowell, associate director of Research Computing. “This left more money to go toward actual cancer detection research.”

With ResShield, UFIT customized a personalized, innovative environment for medical research, with a FISMA-compliant storage location that, “gives the federal government confidence in UF’s ability to secure data,” according to Crowell.

Visit to learn more about UF’s ResShield and ResVault environments. You can also meet with a Research Computing consultant during walk-in support hours, or email for assistance.