Definition: The overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, quality, and security of data. Data governance is both an organizational process and a structure. It establishes responsibility for data, organizing program area/agency staff to collaboratively and continuously improve data quality through the systematic creation and enforcement of policies, roles, responsibilities, and procedures.
Source: Taken from Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Grant Program, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/pdf/brief4_P_20W_DG.pdf
DaSy Framework Component: Data Governance and Management