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I'm looking for information about data security best practices for human subject data?

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Sherry.Lake's picture
First check to see if your funder provides guidance. The NIH offers many resources specifically about its requirements, but most of these requirements can be considered best practices in general: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/hs/index.htm. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides a decision chart for practices: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/policy/checklists/decisioncharts.html. For materials specifically aimed at political and social scientists, ICPSR has helpful guidelines: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/access/restricted/index.html. Finally the Australian National Data Service provides a decision tree in regards to publishing and sharing sensitive data: http://ands.org.au/guides/sensitivedata.html#tree