Data Governance is the comprehensive management of the integrity, security, availability, and usability of the data within the institution. Data Governance consists of data policies, processes, rules, and regulations that guide the institution on how to collect, store, manage data, and safeguard access to the data to facilitate reliable business decisions and lead the institution toward success.
A data governance program seeks to identify what data currently exist or need to exist in the future, and it helps identify disparate data silos on campus. This program will define roles and responsibility for managing data and assign accountability to specific groups or individuals within the institution through a strong data stewardship model.
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The University System of Georgia requires every public university to implement a Data Governance structure. There are 4 roles in data governance:
- Data Owner: Dr. Hynes;
- Data Trustees: University Vice Presidents and others as appointed by Dr. Hynes;
- Data Stewards: Appointed by the trustees, such as your director/manager is a likely steward; and,
- Data User: You and everyone else, including Dr. Hynes.
A Data Governance Committee is responsible for defining, implementing, and managing policies and procedures for data governance. Data Trustees are members of the Data Governance Committee.
Forming a framework of committees to create and execute policy, procedure, and best practices across the institution.
Documenting the data systems and elements that are important to the institution while creating measures to ensure appropriate availability, quality, and retention of assets.
Establishing preventative measures to protect systems and information from unauthorized access, compromise, or attack.
Ensuring active measures are in place to train, monitor, and audit ongoing compliance of the Institution, Board of Regents, State, Federal, and International regulations.