The Department of Health and Human Services has provided some basic Federal guidelines as to the usage and disclosure of private medical information. In the process of managing grants, principle investigators are made aware of this legislation and its possible impact on their grant project. View the NIH's Booklet for Research regarding HIPAA.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education, as does MSOE. Principle Investigators are encouraged to read through the synopsis of these guidelines on the U.S. Department of Education's web page and think about how it may apply to how they use or disclose student educational information in the activities of their grant project.
Federal Acquisition Regulations
The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) governs all federal procurement for goods and services. In some instances, individual agencies have amended the FAR to meet their agency needs.