Procedure: Data Governance
- The Data Governance Policy provides (in section 2, Figure 1) outlines the governance and ownership, management and operations of information and data across the strategic, tactical and operational areas of the University.
- This hierarchy of roles and responsibilities is further described in Table 1 below.
Information and Data Governance Roles, Accountabilities and Responsibilities
is a senior executive member of the University, accountable for an information and data portfolio (corporate, education and research). This includes responsible for overseeing the continuous improvement of institutional information, data governance, and for acting as executive champion of the institutional information and data portfolio.
Data Domain Steward
is responsible for assisting the Custodian with either information system administration or information support responsibilities.
includes Legal, IT, records management, information security and privacy. The Data Governance Framework requires a cross-functional approach and brings together Support Partners from across the University and leverages their synergies to better govern and optimise information and data.
- The information and data management lifecycle is required to plan, create, manage, use, store, protect, improve and dispose of all information and data.
Information and Data Management Lifecycle
Plan for the capture, creation or acquisition of the information and data including how the following steps of the information and data’s lifecycle will be managed
Manage the information and data while it is held by the University using the following lifecycle steps:
Dispose or Preserve in line with policy and legislative requirements.
- The information and data dimensions and attributes of quality are used to manage data quality throughout the information and data management lifecycle:
Information and Data Quality dimensions
Information and data needed by the University is accessible and shared openly to generate greater business value, within existing controls and monitoring regarding information and data classification
Information and data is captured, updated and shared accurately
Information and data that is captured or shared is complete
Information and data is consistent with University enterprise standards
Fit for purpose
There is a clear business rationale to capture personal or sensitive information and data
The most current information and data is available for use when required
When measured against other information and data sets, there is only one entry of its kind
|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.