The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a 5-year project working with eight sites to either implement evidence-based and evidence-supported interventions or todevelop and test promising practices, which, if proven effective, can be replicated or adapted in other child welfare jurisdictions. Funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Children’s Bureau, this brief provides information about data sharing with other Children’s Bureau-supported projects, child welfare agency professionals, university researchers,and other entities that might be working on national child welfare initiatives that require data collection.


Data sharing is an exchange of information from one entityto another that share common interests. Data sharing can involve a range of entities such as universities, federal or state governments, and non-profit or for-profit agencies or organizations. The Children’s Bureau emphasizes importantaspects of data management inherent in data sharing, noting, “efforts to share data among organizations serving children, youth, and families must take several issues into consideration, including confidentiality, policies and proce-dures, the establishment of common data elements, the integration of different information systems, and more.

Access the full information here: Data Sharing In Child Welfare