As part of its ongoing implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255), the Department of Health and Human Services last month released a number of new HIPAA guidance tools, including additional information about research uses and disclosures.  The research guidance contains helpful tips for covered entities regarding authorizations, revocations, and “reviews preparatory to research” (including when researcher remote access is permissible).  For more information, please see our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity blog post, available here.