Stanford’s Data Governance Vision, Mission and Goals have been finalized and approved

Stanford’s Data Governance Program

 Stanford’s data governance program’s vision is that institutional data is trusted, understood, accurate, and is provided and used in a meaningful, secure and consistent manner. Our mission is to enhance the value, quality, security, and understanding of institutional data through coordinated efforts of campus stakeholders.  The program will protect institutional data through planning, execution and continual oversight of relevant policies, practices, and projects. In addition, this program will establish a framework for appropriate access to and use of institutional data.

The goals of the program are:

  • Identify, map, document, increase visibility of institutional data resources and systems, and create policy and agreements for sharing data resources
  • Develop policy and procedures to ensure consistency in how data is sourced and used across university units in order to ensure data quality and integrity
  • Develop, implement, maintain and help enforce University-wide data management policies, standards, guidelines and operating procedures related to institutional data assets
  • Define roles and responsibilities that govern the management of institutional data
  • Identify and document the proper derivation logic for measures and aggregations of data
  • Build a communication plan so that data consumers are aware of data governance standards and the available resources for the accurate reporting of University data
  • Build an extensive central metadata repository for information about institutional data assets that can be systematically used with confidence in business applications across the University
  • Foster communication and knowledge exchange among data governance practitioners across the university