The University of Maine System Data Governance program launched in 2017, in order to emphasize the importance of data integrity, and to formalize processes related to data management and usage. The program embraces the following vision:
Data Governance Vision: Data of the University of Maine System (UMS) are system-wide institutional assets that are leveraged to foster a culture of data-informed decisions to benefit all UMS institutions and stakeholders. This vision can be achieved through successful implementation of the following mission:
Data Governance Mission: UMS Data Governance promotes data stewardship and communication to ensure that valid and reliable data are protected and readily accessible to university constituents, internal and external, for ethical use.
University of Maine System Data Governance Council, "UMS Data Governance Charter & Framework" (2020). General University of Maine Publications. 975.
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