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Institutional data are strategic assets of the university and support its central mission of education, research and innovation, service, and patient care. Data governance is the process focused on managing the integrity, quality, consistency, security, and responsible use of the institution’s data.

Data Governance Committee

The primary role of the Data Governance Committee is to oversee the creation, implementation, and management of the data governance program. The committee reviews and establishes standards and procedures for the storage, data definitions, guidelines, and education about the application of reported and operating data. The committee also recommends policies and best practices to ensure secure data use. Subcommittees are formed, as needed, to fulfill its charge.


Charged by UAB’s Executive Cabinet, the Data Governance Committee consists of data stewards and representatives who provide and depend on the use of accurate and reliable institutional data for planning, analysis, and decision-making. The committee also includes designated healthcare representatives who serve for information and communication purposes and to ensure consistent data practices when clinical and university data intersect.


The Data Governance Committee is responsible to the Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost and the Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer.


Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Academic Planning and Deputy CIO of Information Technology


Data Stewards or their appointed designees, including:

  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration
  • Office of Counsel
  • Vice President for Research
  • Vice President for Advancement
  • Vice President for Strategic Communications
  • Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Chief of Human Resources
  • Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Faculty Senate Representative
  • Clinical Data Steward