Wanted: Data Stewards — Drafting the Job Specs for a Re-imagined Data Stewardship Role

This resource provides guidance and insights on what skills, responsibilities, and behaviors are required to be a data steward.


Data stewards seek to accelerate data collaboration in a systematic, sustainable, and responsible way. As such, they are committed to collaborating with others, with the goal of unlocking the value of data when a clear case exists that it serves the public good and that data can be used responsibly.

As such, this resource outlines a job description for data stewards. This resource is useful for organizations that are formalizing data steward roles and aspiring data stewards who are seeking more information on what training and opportunities they need to obtain such a position.

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