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Data governance defines roles, responsibilities, and processes for ensuring accountability for and ownership of data assets across an organization. It encompasses the people, processes, and technologies required to manage and protect data assets.
The Data Governance Institute defines it as “a system of decision rights and accountabilities for information-related processes, executed according to agreed-upon models which describe who can take what actions with what information, and when, under what circumstances, using what methods.”
This resource provides an introduction to data governance for social impact organizations, and offers a sample framework, goals, and benefits.