A key aspect of data governance is the formalization of roles and responsibilities. Although it may not be feasible to move directly to the goal state in the near term, having a well defined target and agreement upon this strategic goal will help align stakeholders and assure that tactical activities have a consistent direction. For this reason, we designed our vision of the Stanford Data Governance Organization. Note that the core councils (Data Governance Council and Data Stewardship Council) are compact and separate from the more operational Data Stewardship Committees and Working Committees. Additionally, to more clearly manage the adoption of centralized policies throughout the schools and functions, the Data Policy Review Board members are asked to become gate keepers for the approval of data policies within their portion of the organization.
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