Objectives and Structure

Data Governance is the practice of making strategic and effective decisions regarding UNLV's information assets. At UNLV, it assumes a philosophy of freedom of access to University data by all members of the community, coupled with the responsibility to adhere to all policies and all legal constraints that govern that use.

Objectives of Data Governance:

  1. Ensure the quality of the data resulting in greater accuracy, timeliness, and a clear understanding of data.
  2. Ensure the security of the data, including confidentiality and protection from loss.
  3. Ensure ease of access, assure that once data are located, people have enough information to be able to interpret the data.
  4. Reduce the redundancy of data so that one piece of information is stored in just one place.
  5. Establish appropriate responsibility for the management of the University data asset.

Structure of Data Governance Initiative:


Executive Sponsors appoint Data Stewards, and through the UNLV Data Policy and other means, provide direction to them. The Data Governance Council is guided by the charge to data stewards from the Executive Sponsors.