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Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible with Federal Privacy Laws
This toolkit provides guidance on federal data protection laws to government employees and elected officials to facilitate the integration of data systems and government services.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Guidance for Reasonable Methods and Written Agreements
This guidance document provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the FERPA protections and disclosure provisions.
This online resource provides a brief overview of the importance of data use agreements and contrAct;s in obtaining and using administrative data, and it contains links to sector-specific resources and example agreements.
This document discusses legal issues relating data sharing between health care providers and public health agencies.
Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results
This resource provides a process for Promise Neighborhood grantees to establish data systems and processes to collect and report data required by the Government Performance and Results Act; (GPRA).
This document provides a side-by-side comparison of the FERPA and HIPAA privacy protections to facilitate sharing between schools and health agencies.
This resource provides an overview of the legal, ethical, scientific, and economic challenges associated with creating integrated data systems for inter-agency collaborations and research.
This slide deck provides information on legal and policy considerations and misconceptions related to early childhood integrated data systems, including lessons learned from early childhood data systems implemented in Connecticut and North Carolina.
This resource summarizes four FERPA exceptions permitting personally identifiable information. The disclosure exceptions relate to directory information, school officials, studies and audits or evaluations.
This guidance document provides information on the FERPA protections and exceptions. It includes recommended best Practices for data sharing under the various exceptions and creating written agreements.
This document provides guidance and information on legal issues relating to using student financial aid information for program evaluation; and research.
This website provides information on state and federal laws pertaining to health information. It provides overviews of state and federal laws, analysis of important legal issues, and various legal resources.
This toolkit to assist governments promote coordination and collaboration between various governmental agencies and programs relating to children and families.
This resource provides guidance, Resource links; training modules, and legal summaries relating to privacy and confidentiality in a variety of sectors.
This toolkit outlines concepts and issues relating public health agencies' authority to collect, use, and share information for emergency preparedness and response.
This toolkit provides information, fAct; sheets, and resources relating to public health agencies' legal authority to conduct public health Act;ivities in schools, including accessing student health information.
The Integration of Early Childhood Data State Profiles and A Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education
This resource provides information relating to the creation of early childhood integrated data systems using existing administrative data to state governments.
This US Department of Education resource provides tips on interagency data sharing and integration for education agencies, housing agencies, and organizations serving homeless persons.
This joint guidance from the US Departments of Labor and Education discusses compliance issues associated with linked education data with unemployment compensation data and vocational rehabilitation data.
This resource provides information on creating written agreements to obtain and use education data protected by IDEA Parts B and C and FERPA.
Data Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between Public Housing Agencies and School Districts
This HUD resource provides guidance to assist public housing agencies collaborate and develop data-sharing partnerships with school districts.
Data-Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How To Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Privacy
This toolkit provides information and resources to help users better understand how to share data protected by FERPA.
This resource outlines legal and policy considerations for creating an integrated data system. It provides guidance for negotiating and creating legal agreements to use data.
Many Missing Pieces: The Difficult Task of Linking Early Childhood Data and School-Based Data Systems
This issue brief discusses various challenges to linking education and early childhood data. I provides a brief overview of a few federal laws protecting education and early childhood data.
This resource compiles the slides and recordings of an interdisciplinary workshop summarizing findings from a 5-year NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontier Project.
Public Health Access to Student Health Data: Authorities and Limitations in Sharing Information Between Schools and Public Health Agencies
This issue brief discusses the FERPA and HIPAA data protections and exceptions relevant to data sharing between schools and public health agencies.
This guidance from the Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center provides information on creating written agreements to obtain and use education data protected by FERPA.
This resource provides an overview of legal and policy consent issues associated with interstate Health Information Exchange.