Data governance refers to the overall management of longitudinal administrative data, including its availability, usability, integrity, quality, and security. It is the means by which organizations (or groups of organizations) make decisions about their collective information assets.
Implementing data governance can help:
The DataHUB Data Governance Board was convened in 2019 with representation from DataHUB-participating agencies and the Governor’s Office. The Board replaces the former DataHUB Advisory Council.
DataSpark engages regularly with data stewards from data-providing partners. A strong collaboration between agency data stewards and DataSpark staff ensures that data are clean, that changes or additions are well-understood, and that knowledge about underlying programs and policies is incorporated. These collaborations are essential to ensuring that the data are accurate, allowing staff and researchers to use the data with confidence.