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.
|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