Data Governance

“Quality Data, Informed Decisions”

Education

Education

What is Data Governance and why is it important to SMU

Information

Information

Data Governance Steering Committee, Policies, Procedures and Projects

Resources

Data Glossary
Data Stewards

Data Governance supports the University’s central mission of teaching, learning, and research. To support the needs of a modern community, institutional data must be accessible, accurate, and must be easily aggregated across the University’s information systems to support the organization’s strategic objectives. The University will maintain a Data Governance Committee on a perpetual basis, with the responsibility of maintaining this policy and the structure of data management at the University.

The responsible use of data means that the right people make the right decision at the right time using the right data. The University recognizes the importance of data-driven decision making and has developed this policy to ensure the greatest use of data while ensuring transparency and accountability. This policy recognizes that institutional data is a strategic asset of the University and promotes a philosophy of governance and stewardship throughout the entire lifecycle of data.