UW Information Technology

Data Management Committee


The purpose of the Data Management Committee (DMC), as outlined in this Charter letter from the Provost, is to address the following issues related to data and information management across the UW campuses:

  • To be consistent in the approach, designation, and governance of data, metadata, and the information base of business processes.
  • To define clear and commonly used structures, models, definitions, and processes to support coordination and collaboration, effective decision-support and efficient operations University-wide.
  • To provide guidance and recommendations concerning our institutional data related to expanding access, improving quality, strategic planning, assuring security and business performance management.


Based on the initial charge letter, the goals of the Data Management Committee have been defined as:

  • Develop, implement, maintain and help enforce University-wide data management policies, standards, guidelines and operating procedures related to University Institutional Data assets.
  • Advise on University-wide strategic plans for data management including sourcing, distribution, maintenance and quality of University Institutional Data assets.
  • Advise on University-wide data management practices for decision making including data warehousing, business intelligence, master data management and metadata management.
  • Recommend and approve controls or plans for assessing data management value and risk.
  • Assist in enhancing Institutional Data with consistent definitions and classifications according to data management standards and guidelines.
  • Coordinate compliance requirements related to laws and regulations that have information management implications and impart a duty upon the University.

Please email questions and comments to dmc-support@uw.edu