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Life with HIPAA: A Primer for Higher Education
April 1, 2003

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes complex legislation that impacts higher education but was not specifically written with academic institutions in m…

Local IT Security for Colleges, Schools, and Departments: A Higher Education Perspective
December 5, 2006

This bulletin discusses some of the lessons learned by the Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in developing its information technology security strategy, as well as what other schools g…

Managing IT Risk in Higher Education: A Methodology
March 18, 2008

This research bulletin presents a methodology, used successfully at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia, for managing and assessing risks related to information technology sys…

Open Wikis and the Protection of Institutional Welfare
February 7, 2012

Much has been written about wikis’ reliability and use in the classroom. This research bulletin addresses the negative impacts on institutional welfare that can arise from participating in a…

Ownership of Online Course Material
January 7, 2003

There are a variety of reasons for examining the ownership of online course material. Beyond legal and financial reasons, other issues involve the use of student material, as well as conflict of …

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…

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…

Records Management in a Digital World
August 6, 2002

College and university administrators are interested in records management because records document the activities of the institution and are essential in making informed decisions and maintainin…

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…

Riding Through Turbulence: IP Rights for Knowledge Producers
December 6, 2005

The complex issues surrounding intellectual property rights for knowledge producers, institutions, publishers, and others continue to evolve and impact higher education in general and society at …

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