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Data Management

UMBC has a procedure for the review and approval of data use agreements to address issues such as limitations on use of the data, liability for harm arising from the use of the data, publication, and privacy rights that are associated with transfers of confidential or protected data.

NSF has published a revised version of their Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that requires, in all proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011, a supplementary document of no more than two pages describing a Data Management Plan for the proposed research. As a supplementary document, the data management plan is not included in the 15-page limit for proposal bodies. Fastlane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing the Data Management Plan. Use the below for more information:

NSF Data Sharing and Data Management Plans – dissemination and sharing of research results

Sample data management plans – required by some federal agencies in grant applications that  contain data management plans for projects involving data collection

HIPAA – HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information

FERPA – the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act protects the privacy of student education records

CIPSEA – the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 protects data or information acquired by a federal agency under a pledge of confidentiality for exclusively statistical purposes from being disclosed in identifiable form.

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