Organizational Data is a strategic asset of Georgia Tech, which requires effective data governance, data management, data security, and compliance efforts to retain its use and value. An institutional culture that makes these efforts a priority can benefit in a number of ways, including:
- Greater Data Quality - Knowing where data exists, how it is defined, and who is responsible for its quality promote an environment with greater accuracy and trust of data.
- Better Insights to Data - Higher quality data provides opportunities for deeper analysis, informing of trends or insights that may not be obvious on the surface
- Better Decision Making - Greater insights to data allow for better data-informed decision making.
- Operational Efficiency - When data and its related business and technical processes are trusted, more focus can be spent on improving existing and creating new services opportunities instead of continual data cleanup.
- Compliance - Well-managed and protected data enables an organization to comply faster and more easily to the requirements of laws, regulations, or privacy requirements and best practices.
Georgia Tech’s Data Governance and Management Policy applies to all Georgia Tech Information Systems and Organizational Data, including all data to which Georgia Tech has been granted stewardship by third parties. Procedures and resources will be specific to defined types of Organizational Data (see below). This policy does not apply to documents and records that are the personal property of individuals in the Georgia Tech community including documents owned by students or personal intellectual property of professors or researchers.
Procedures and Resources
Georgia Tech is trusted to provide expertise in various areas of research for the benefit of those in the community, state, nation, and around the world. This research is often specialized and controlled by specific research requirements which produces a unique type of Organizational Data. Georgia Tech’s Data Governance and Management Policy applies to all Organizational Data, including research, but the procedures and resources referenced therein may vary.
The following types of Organizational Data must adhere to procedures and resources referenced within the Data Governance and Management Policy and on this website.
- Administrative Data, including, but not limited to, the following examples:
- Human Resources
- Student Life
- Campus Services
- Professional Education
- Administrative Data about Research, including, but not limited to, the following examples:
- Financial components of research
- Grants and contracts details
- Research of Administrative Data, including, but not limited to, the following examples:
- Research on student success
- Research on work force demographics
- Research on campus network traffic
- Research on facilities data
The following types of Organizational Data must rely on procedures and resources documented elsewhere in order to comply with the Georgia Tech Data Governance and Management Policy.
- Research of Non-Administrative Data, including:
- Sponsored Research
- Research Data where Georgia Tech has been granted stewardship by outside entities and third parties
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