Data Definitions - Data Docs


The Office of Data Administration has engaged in a renewed effort to help define institutional data. We have developed a collaborative process and application for managing institutional data definitions-data docs.

Institutional Data are data elements used by at least two or more departments within the institution for planning, management, operational or auditing purposes, regardless of whether the data are used or maintained by administrative or academic units. All institutional data must be defined so that our campus community has a common understanding of our data. All data elements must be defined before data will be added to the data warehouse.

If you have any questions, please email data-admin@umd.edu

Click the following titles in the Attachments section below to download the appropriate form: