Data Steward


Definition: The data steward is responsible for the quality of the data in a designated application or database (i.e., collection, repository, etc.).

What This Means: The designation of data stewards by an agency ensures that someone is taking responsibility for the data (i.e., definitions, user compliance, completeness, access, etc.). The data steward needs to be more of a content or education program expert than a Database Administrator; although, the data steward could be both. As used in DataSpecs, the data steward is the person responsible or the contact person for the data or data group.


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