UW Information Technology

Data Driven

Purpose: Collecting, managing and using data effectively leads to data informed decisions, an enabler of improved business process, agility and innovation.

Concept

  • Govern data according to University policies and data management guidelines.
  • Manage authoritative data as a single source of truth.
  • Make data available and discoverable.
  • Enrich data with well-defined metadata.

Achieving this Guiding Principle

Best Practice
Data consumers adhere to the data policies, business rules, and usage constraints defined for the data to which they have access.
Data consumers communicate the data policies, business rules, quality standards, and usage constraints defined for the data they share with other consumers.
Systems are designed to ensure all user data is programmatically accessible.
Enterprise data are available real-time.
Web services are designed to align with the UW Data Map