Category: Stewardship

'Staff map' released

by on February 13, 2015 12:47 pm
The recently released ‘staff map’, a joint effort of Stanford University data stewardship and University Human Resources, illustrates major groupings and properties of University employees and non-employee affiliates. These include benefits eligibility, exempt status, hourly vs. salaried pay, and more. This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/maps.

Stanford Data Stewardship at CAIR

by on November 20, 2014 5:38 pm
Kathryn Flack Potts also talked about Stanford’s data stewardship efforts on November 20, at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR).   Thanks to all of the CAIR participants for terrific questions and discussion! Please do reach out and keep the conversation going — it would be terrific for those of us facing these issues in higher… Read more Stanford Data Stewardship at CAIR

"What do data governors do all day?"

by on November 10, 2014 4:45 pm
An informal presentation, at the invitation of a former student: Stay tuned next week for two more installments of Stanford DG/DS’s November 2014 lecture tour!

'Calendar map' released

by on July 30, 2014 4:35 pm
The recently released ‘calendar map’, a joint effort of Stanford University data stewardship and IR&DS, illustrates relationships between annual calendars and other time periods at Stanford, including the fiscal year (9/1-8/31), academic year (9/23-8/22, for AY2013-14), and GFS aid year (10/1-9/30). This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/maps.  

Data dictionary migrated to Collibra

by on July 30, 2014 4:25 pm
As of June 3, our SUDS Data Dictionary has migrated from Confluence to Stanford’s new Collibra-based Data Governance Center. Initial users are extremely enthusiastic about the extremely powerful content management capabilities that this tool provides. User resources include the ‘SUDS-ZOO Dictionary‘ sandbox, where users can experiment freely with the tool, without editing live content, as… Read more Data dictionary migrated to Collibra

Best practices for SUDS groups

by on July 30, 2014 4:15 pm
SUDS-SC has approved a set of best practices for managing our SUDS groups (https://stanford.box.com/SUDS-best-practices). These were developed to support groups in efficient development of high-quality, reusable definitions and other metadata aroundkey institutional data. Themes include supporting consistency across efforts, encouraging volunteer participation, maintaining motivation, and increasing awareness and engagement at all levels of the university… Read more Best practices for SUDS groups

Stanford at MDM/DG Summit

by on July 30, 2014 4:05 pm
On June 18, Kathryn Flack Potts and Matthew Hoying delivered a presentation on Stanford’s data stewardship experiences at the 2014 MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco. Slides: mdmsf14-StanfordUniversity [PDF]

SUDS membership expectations

by on July 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Stanford’s data stewardship steering committee (SUDS-SC) has developed and approved an overview of expectations for participants in our subject area SUDS groups, available at https://stanford.box.com/suds-membership. “While much of the content developed through [the data stewardship] process is driven by specific BI reporting projects (e.g., definitions for data elements in a particular set of new reports),… Read more SUDS membership expectations

Data Naming Standards

by on July 30, 2014 3:50 pm
A detailed set of naming standards for data elements in BICC-sponsored reporting projects has been approved by the data stewardship steering committee (SUDS-SC) and the BICC steering committee. These standards support the use of official names that serve as unambiguous identifiers of specific entities and data elements. Official names are intended for broad audiences who… Read more Data Naming Standards

SUDS-SPO releases "Award-Agreement Map"

by on July 30, 2014 3:45 pm
The SUDS-SPO group (Stanford University Data Stewardship – Sponsored Projects) has released a graphical overview of relationships among major entities in sponsored projects, including sponsored proposals, sponsored agreements, sponsored awards, and Oracle awards. This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/maps.