University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Office of Data Management & Analytics Services

The Office of Data Management & Analytic Services houses a number of functions that bridge analytics, data management and IT functions at UW-Madison. Lead by Chief Data Officer Jason Fishbain, it centralizes an approach to data management that delivers necessary reports and analytics to all units in a method that validates, is consistent with institutional definitions, and is straightforward to access. It also leads and operationalizes the Data Governance Program at UW-Madison.

Areas of Focus

Policies and Procedures

Deciding who is accountable for the data and data policies and crafting a data stewardship policy.

Architecture and Integration

Having consistent data definitions and data dictionaries.

Information Quality

Controlling workflows to ensure data quality and process quality.

Privacy, Compliance, and Security

Making decisions about what ‘restricted’ and ‘classified’ means, how to comply with privacy and security laws (like FERPA) within our data management plan.

Data—an enterprise asset

What would UW-Madison do if one of its buildings were no longer accessible or usable?  Who on campus is responsible for ensuring the proper use of our physical assets such as Bascom Hall?

In the same vein, data at UW-Madison should be treated as an “enterprise asset”—an institution-wide concern with real and/or potential value. While many functional offices across campus are responsible for collecting, processing, storing, retrieving, and reporting data, our data should not be held in silos but should be shared across departments for its value to be fully realized.


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