Stanford Data Stewardship at Collibra User Conference

by on November 20, 2014 5:30 pm
Matt Hoying talked about building an effective data stewardship organization at Collibra’s West Coast User Conference on November 20.  

"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  

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 ( 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