USG institutions must ensure that data is being managed effectively by following data
system documentation, data elements and definitions, data quality, and data availability.
Maintain a listing of mission-critical data systems along with information essential to the effective loading, maintenance, use of, as
well as reporting from, those systems.
In addition, for systems that are part of routine data collection and reporting, data element dictionaries should be maintained.
USG organizations must ensure that information is of the highest possible quality to facilitate effective decision-making.
For all data domains and their respective data systems, the organization should document
and socialize to data users the expectations and processes around the availability of each data resource.
Institutions should ensure their data retention and destruction policies and procedures comply with the USG policy referenced at USG Records Management.
This data management tool connects institutional reports, terms, and our data governance
community in an integrative platform.