Category: Steering Committee

'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

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 ( 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

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 “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

Progress in metadata standardization (SUDS-SC Meeting 2/18/2014)

by on February 22, 2014 6:16 pm
In the steering committee meeting on February 18, we reviewed the significant recent progress in standardizing the data dictionary. Contents are becoming significantly more structured, allowing the information to be increasingly useful and flexible. Recent improvements include: Attributes are now all explicitly noted in the Is Attribute Of field; this information is much more reliable… Read more Progress in metadata standardization (SUDS-SC Meeting 2/18/2014)

Stewardship Approval Structures (SUDS-SC Meeting 12/3/2013)

by on December 3, 2013 7:29 pm
The data stewardship steering committee met on December 3 to discuss approval processes for definitions and other metadata developed through the data stewardship organization. A draft approval structure, incorporating both breadth (via SUDS group membership) and depth (via cognizant functional areas), is available here: Draft SUDS-FIN approval process While each group is currently in a… Read more Stewardship Approval Structures (SUDS-SC Meeting 12/3/2013)