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Protecting the Security of Research Data
November 8, 2011

The effective protection and management of research data has become a hot topic in U.S. higher education. Funding agencies increasingly require data management plans as part of grant submittals…

Does Higher Education Need a New Ethical Framework for the Internet?
March 22, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin is designed to help decision makers in higher education assess the applicability of four significant historical codes of ethics as they evaluate their current polic…

Privacy and Confidentiality: Holding IT Service Providers Accountable
November 3, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin addresses the data privacy issues that must be covered by contractual language when entering into an agreement for externally provided IT services or for external con…

Collective Wisdom on E-Mail Outsourcing
November 17, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin covers experiences and lessons learned from 10 IT leaders who have transitioned their institutions to an outsourced e-mail solution. It provides data from the 2009 EC…

Information Security Governance: Standardizing the Practice of Information Security
August 19, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the trend to use a variety of risk assessment frameworks and standards to create an information security program that is sufficiently comprehensive for colle…

Regulatory Compliance Training: Public Jobs, Private Data
April 15, 2008

This research bulletin details the procedures and processes undertaken by the University of Minnesota to ensure that all employees, from student workers and custodial staff through senior researc…

IT and Higher Education: The View from the Supreme Court
January 4, 2005

This research bulletin discusses implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving institutions of higher education and the ways in which colleges and universities can take advantage of tech…

A Framework for HIPAA IT Security Compliance: Leveraging for Security
December 7, 2004

This research bulletin describes a functional framework for higher education compliance with the HIPAA IT security final rule. The framework, which can be adapted for individual universities, inc…

Leveraging IT Infrastructure for HIPAA Training
July 6, 2004

Faced with the challenge of quickly developing, delivering, tracking, and reporting customized HIPAA training for 17,000 workers and students, the University of Minnesota leveraged important piec…

Information Technology Security Policy: Keys to Success
November 11, 2003

This bulletin examines how higher education is coping with managing information technology security from the policy perspective. It focuses particular attention on policy processes and programs t…

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