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When a project or question requires that your agency gain access to cross-agency data, cross-agency dialog and data governance will be essential.

The following table outlines common data governance activities and the various stakeholders you will want to engage every step of the way.

Data Governance Throughout the Project Lifecycle

Governance Activities Who should be at the table?
Prioritizing shared inquiry questions Executive leadership, all data partners
Agreeing on a data model, assessing data availability and quality Agency staff from all data partners, including analysts and those closer to data collection and data management
Ensuring ethical data use Executive leadership, all data partners. May also involve external ethics review and/or IRB.
Developing and executing legal agreements Legal counsel from each data partner agency, privacy officer, CDO / CIO
Monitoring data security IT support, data managers, privacy officer(s)
Analysis and interpretation Agency staff conducting analysis consulting with analysts from partner agencies and university partners, as needed
Translation and use Data partners, analysts, stakeholders

Adapted and used with permission from AISP Expert Panel Report: IDS Governance: Setting up for Ethical and Effective Use