Information Technology Services

Data Steward Role Definition

Approved by the Data Standards Committee 12/01/2016

OVERVIEW:
Data is classified and managed by data stewards. Data stewards are individuals who have planning, recording and policy level responsibility for data within their areas, and management responsibilities for their segments of institutional data.

PRINCIPLES:
It is a Data Steward’s responsibility to:

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of consistent data definitions
  • Adhere to data standards created by the institution
  • Work with ITS to develop and execute processes to monitor data quality, completeness and accuracy
  • Work with other data stewards on integration requirements
  • Authorize the dissemination of data in compliance with relevant regulations and policies
  • Educate consumers on data usage responsibilities to ensure compliance (FERPA, HIPAA and SPU internal policies)

RELATED PROCESSES:
Not applicable

ENFORCEMENT:
Not applicable