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
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.
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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Information & Tools
The DM&AS is dedicated to facilitating a campus wide discussion on data. Our initiatives include determining what data sources exist on campus, where there are gaps, and who holds accountability for this data. Find Data Governance groups here.
The types of Data at UW-Madison are local, admin, and research data. The DM&AS helps research the university by providing tools for data management and security.
We are collaborating with APIR to provide a new and improved infrastructure that will meet the growing reporting and analytics needs of campus by providing the applications, tools, and best practices that enable information driven decision making.
A one stop shop for data, DM&AS currently utilizes a data cookbook for data management and is implementing a portal to make this data accessible across campus.