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Data Governance

Data Goverance

This presentation provides brief overview of the Data Governance committees presented by the Director of IDA+A and Chief Data Officer for Purdue University. It covers the vision for data governance at Purdue and highlights key roles and responsibilities of each distinct committee. This training will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Data are an institutional asset. Quality data along with standard, consistent data definitions, business logic and reporting practices allow for efficient operations as well as strategic decision-making. Data governance allows for the most effective use of this valuable, growing asset. It builds relationships among stakeholders by creating a focus across subject areas that allows for new perspective and vision. Strategic decision-making based upon a common understanding of University data is vital for successful institutional initiatives.

Data Governance Committees to Form - April 2022

Data Cookbook Continues to Grow

  • Data Cookbook by the Numbers
    • Over 1,900 users across the university
    • Over 4,300 definitions
    • Nearly 600 standard report/dashboard specs
    • Growing number of functional areas
    • Create an account by going to Purdue Data Cookbook and logging in with your career account.


    • Data Cookbook
      • Finance, HR, Research definitions and report specifications have been added
      • Graduate School nuances have been added to the definitions. This is now an on-going practice as new definitions are created.
      • Data Digest and Management Dashboard specifications being added
      • Slate - Graduate, 80 definitions have been created and approved
      • Student metadata for the 100+ standard reports, stored in Cognos, was converted into Data Cookbook, awaiting updates from data owners.
  • Graduate Student Data Governance Previous Project

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