Data Management



Data Governance at UA

Data governance is the practice of managing data assets throughout their lifecycle to ensure that they meet organizational quality and integrity standards. Data governance is geared towards making sure that users can trust their data and make appropriate data-driven decisions.

The University of Akron's Data Governance program is charged to:

  • Establish a culture of data stewardship, data sharing and data-informed decision making
  • Enhance data quality through the creation of a sustainable central data environment and standardized data definitions
  • Promote consistent practices and adherence of data standards and policies across business areas and colleges
  • Improve security and privacy through data classification and shared understanding of safe handling and sharing practices

This site aims to educate university constituents and partners of UA's Data Governance program.