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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 toolkit to assist governments promote coordination and collaboration between various governmental agencies and programs relating to children and families.
This website contains information about federal statistical research data centers, including information about available government data and the processes for accessing that data for research.
This document provides guidance and information on legal issues relating to using student financial aid information for program evaluation; and research.
This resource provides information on creating linked data systems relating to early learning and development.
This resource provides guidance on linking education and foster care data. It provides detailed description of general issues relating to data sharing.
This resource provides information and guidance associated with research involving the genetic information of tribal communities and includes links to example data use contrAct;s with Tribal and American Indian/Alaskan Native organizations.
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.
Strength in Numbers: Supporting Quality Improvement in Early Care and Education Programs through Linking Administrative Data
This resource describes challenges in linking administrative data relating to early care and education programs and provides specific strategies to address them.
INFORMATION SharingIN CRIMINAL JUSTICE& MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIONS: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws
This resource examines the laws relating to health information sharing in the legal, public safety, and criminal justice contexts.
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 issue brief argues for the creation of longitudinal data systems and proposes that states adopt legislation; to remove policy barriers and authorize data sharing.
This resource discusses issues associated with the integration of administrative and disease surveillance data for public health applications, including real and perceived barriers to integration.
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 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 outlines legal and policy considerations for creating an integrated data system. It provides guidance for negotiating and creating legal agreements to use data.
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.
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.
The resource walks through a series of legal analyses involving the application of the HIPAA rules to different case examples of health departments using health information for public health purposes.