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UCOP IRAP Data Governance

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The office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) data policies are a collection of principles that describe the rules around the integrity, quality, security and usage of University of California data during its lifecycle. It involves the exercise of decision making and authority for data-related matters. Governance provides the structure for making data decisions.

Purpose of the IRAP Data Governance

  1. Helps to build standard and repeatable processes that portray best practices for effective data management and protection.
  2. Standardize data definitions across multiple subject areas and across the UCOP organization.
  3. Defines the roles and responsibilities for dataset creation and usage types, cases and/or situations.
  4. Helps to establish clear lines of accountability around data usage.
  5. Provides adequate training to management and staff on how to approach data issues.
  6. Provides necessary transparency to data stakeholders and consumers of information.
  7. Enables better decision-making.
  8. Helps to ensure that IRAP complies with applicable data protection laws and regulations.
  9. Improve efficiencies while reducing errors and redundancies.

Focus Areas of the IRAP Data Governance

  1. Data Management
  2. Metadata Management
  3. Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Management
  4. Database Management
  5. Reference and Master Data Management
  6. Data Rules and Definitions Management
  7. Data Quality Management
  8. Data Security Management
  9. Data Issue Management
  10. Document and Content Management