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Intellectual Property and Copyright of Assessment Items

Copyrighted assessment item upload to the FIRST Assessment Database does not fall under the fair-use category. Permission to upload copyrighted items must be granted from individual copyright holders. For more information, review the notes from our meeting with the head copyright librarian at Michigan State University.


Intellectual Property Rights
Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Issues
US Copyright Information
MSU Copyright policy
Fair use of copyrighted materials
Creative Commons

IRB/FERPA issues and possible solutions

IssuePossible ResolutionWithin the scope of this funding round?
Many institutions will not allow faculty to upload data without IRB training and reviewInstitutional IRB review of database that would give a blanket green light to faculty to upload dataUnsure
Anonymizing student identifiersHashing student identifiers during upload
Return all queries with anonymous data
There must be the ability to link student data in one course to other courses and to demographic data
Data will be linked at the time of query -- there will be no way to link data among multiple queries
Mistakes or mismatches in uploaded data from Time 1 to Time 2Show unhashed information to uploading faculty member and allow for correctionsUnsure
Uploading files of student work and maintaining anonynmityUploading faculty member takes responsibility for de-identifying open-ended student responsesYes
Institutional authorization for faculty use (models of distribution) No
Data SecurityFederated model
Data accessMultiple levels of access
1. Access only to 'my' data
2. Public data - available to anyone. At this time, public data will need to be vetted by a human
Institution anonymityAnonymize institutions; further access would require a third party to contact the original data submitterNo
Instructor anonymityAnonymize instructur; further access would require a third party to contact the original data submitterNo

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