HiPerGator Achieves HITRUST Certification

HiPerGator joins an elite group of university supercomputers that has earned the HITRUST r2 certification. HITRUST certification confirms that UF meets all international security and compliance requirements for data protection and can process large amounts of sensitive data and personal information, including patient health information (PHI). To set up a project on HiPerGator that works with PHI, researchers must still adhere to all policies and procedures listed on this webpage.

HITRUST certification is a way for universities, scientific organizations, and others to demonstrate that specific systems within their environment meet the framework’s rigorous standards and requirements. To achieve certification, independent assessors perform extensive testing and verification of hardware systems, networks, software, procedures, and processes to ensure that the system operates as described in documentation and policies. The HITRUST r2 assessment level is the most strenous review available and provides the highest level of assurance for organizations to manage their risk.

HiPerGator went online in 2013 for research on open data. The HiPerGator-RV enclave earned NIST 800-171 and NIST 800-53 compliance in 2017. Anyone with questions about UF’s HITRUST certification may contact Research Computing Director Dr. Erik Deumens.