Policy: Data Governance
- Data is a valued and strategic University asset.
- Data will have clearly defined accountability.
- Data is managed to follow internal and external rules and regulations.
- Data quality is defined and managed consistently across the data lifecycle.
- The University will ensure appropriate governance for management of data and information that is consistent with regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and operational requirements. The following fundamentals apply when governing institutional data:
- ANU will sustain a cultural change in the University to ensure excellence in data governance to provide an excellent infrastructure across all areas in the University.
- ANU is committed to ensuring data integrity and quality to support the work of the University.
- ANU will ensure a policy and training framework that provides for safety of data through governance and cybersecurity supporting agency for those responsible for data.
- ANU will have standards and processes to ensure inclusive, open and respectful governance of personal and Indigenous data.
- The University will ensure the development of data governance and management settings that facilitate Learning Analytics practices amongst teaching staff that are directed towards achieving excellence in the student learning experience at ANU, without unduly compromising student privacy.
- ANU will provide leadership through supporting data sharing with guidance and clarity around data protection and sensitive data
- ANU is committed to better outcomes for our community, the environment, our nation and the world through data governance.
- Data and System Stewardship. Figure 1 outlines the governance and ownership, management and operations of information and data across the strategic, tactical and operational areas of the University.
- Management of data and information (Stewardship and Roles). The Data Governance Procedure defines the roles, accountabilities and responsibilities.
- Corporate records are kept up to date throughout every stage of the information and data lifecycle and in an auditable and traceable manner, and when possible, using the Electronic Records Management System. Information and data is retained and disposed of in an appropriate manner in accordance with the University’s Records and Archives Management Policy.
- The Data Governance Procedure outlines the Information and Data Management Lifecycle. This lifecycle is required to plan, create manage, store, implement, protect, improve and dispose of all information and data.
|Printable version (PDF)|
|Purpose||To define the data governance framework of the University, to help secure, quality assure and manage data.|
|Audience||Staff, Prospective Staff|
|Topic/ SubTopic||Governance & Structure|
|Effective Date||28 Oct 2022|
|Next Review Date||27 Oct 2023|
|Responsible Officer:||University Librarian and Director, Scholarly Information Services|
|Contact Area||Library, Archives and University Records|
Australian National University Act 1991
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
Privacy Act 1988
Information generated and received by ANU staff in the course of conducting business on behalf of ANU is a record and should be captured by an authorised recordkeeping system. To learn more about University records and recordkeeping practice at ANU, see ANU recordkeeping and Policy: Records and archives management.