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Data Governance

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 prervious project

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