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Guidelines for Developing Data Sharing Agreements to Use State Administrative Data for Early Care and Education Research

This 2018 publication from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is intended to provide guidance to early childhood researchers to prepare data sharing agreements related to the use of administrative data from state agencies. This resource builds on existing material, including our own Data Sharing Agreement Checklist for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 Agencies and Programs, by compiling relevant information from multiple sources into one document and sharing guidance from researchers with experience developing such agreements. It also includes examples of data sharing agreements.

View Guidelines for Developing Data Sharing Agreements (PDF)