Types of Data

Administrative Data

Data that is generated as a result of utilizing enterprise transnational systems, such as student records, employee data, financial information

Local Data

Data that is captured across campus and isn’t integrated or accessible to the enterprise systems and is needed to create holistic view of the student life cycle.

Research Data

One of the tenets of the Data Governance Program is to support the research enterprise at UW-Madison by assisting researchers in the appropriate management of their study data and providing tools and processes to ensure that data is protected and stored appropriately.  The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education has developed a knowledge base containing a number of topics relating to data management and research data policy.

The Data Governance Program also partners with Research Data Services, an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing research data management practice on the UW-Madison campus. RDS focus on providing researchers with the tools and resources that support their efforts to store, analyze, and share data.

Research Stewardship

The University of Wisconsin- Madison has established a policy on Research Data Stewardship. The policy provides for transfer of data in the event reacher leaves UW-Madison. The policy also dictates  that research is appropriately maintained, archived for a reasonable period of time, and available for reivew and use under the appropriate circumstances

This policy applies to all University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, academic staff, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows or other trainees, research technicians, and graduate or undergraduate students and any other persons at UW-Madison involved in the design, conduct or reporting of research at or under the auspices of UW-Madison, and it applies to all research projects on which those individuals work, regardless of the source of funding for the project

Click here for a copy of the policy on Data Stewardship, Access, and Retention

ORCiD (pronounced “orkid”) stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCiD is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers. An ORCiD iD acts as a unique identifier for a person, much like each publication in PubMed has a PubMed ID.

ORCiD acts as a transparent “hub” between different sites and services in the researcher workflow – funders, publishers, repositories, research networks and more.


You can learn more about ORCiD and ORCiD iDs at ORCiD

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