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Working with and Understanding “Administrative Data”

(from the Child Care & Early Education Research Connections website)

The term administrative data refers to information about individual children, families, and/or providers of early care and education and other family benefits that is collected and maintained as part of the operation of government programs. The resources on the website were selected from a collection of resources about acquiring, using, managing, linking, and analyzing administrative data in early childhood or related fields. The current resources were selected because they:

  1. highlighted advantages and disadvantages to using administrative data;
  2. detailed steps or procedures about how to use administrative data;
  3. provided state examples about administrative data use; or
  4. were tools or toolkits that housed information about administrative data.

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Additional Resources:

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

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Data Use Agreement (DUA)

A DUA is a legal binding agreement between a department and an external entity (e.g., contractor, private industry, academic institution, other Federal government agency, or state agency), when an external entity requests the use of personal identifiable data that is covered by a legal authority.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)Resources_LegalDoc_HIPAA-472983688

Privacy Act

Supporting Documents

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