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Address Data Sharing and Security Issues

Organizations can address legal, regulatory, policy, ethical, proprietary, contractual, and socio-cultural barriers to data sharing by using the caBIG® Data Sharing and Security Framework (DSSF). The DSSF provides guidelines to help assess the sensitivity of data that may be shared and—when fully developed—will consist of policies, processes, model agreements, and other materials that participating centers agree to help develop and to adopt as appropriate.

Together, these documents will cover critical issues such as the creation of a trust fabric for accepting user authentication credentials from other institutions, standards for the levels of security that are needed for different types of data, and suggestions on how to share data subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules, as well as other applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

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