Incomplete data sets, outdated information, incorrect formats — these classic challenges for data quality and steps to solving them were the topics of the Local Meetup, to which iRights.Lab invited participants as part of the mFUND accompanying research on data governance. The exchange entitled “Data Quality — Using Data Governance to Design Internal Organisational Processes” took place in May 2019 at the University of Mannheim.
At the Local Meetup, we presented our data quality checklist, which provides ideas for developing an appropriate data governance strategy. It can help organizations anticipate common data quality issues and provide a systematic approach to solving them through data governance. The checklist, which can be downloaded here, consists of an overview of 15 dimensions, from accessibility to timeliness to comprehensibility. The checklist published under the CC license is now also intended to support mFUND projects in their data governance.
In addition to our work results, Lina Bruns from the NQDM project (draft standard for high-quality data and metadata) at Fraunhofer Fokus presented her current work on recommendations and standards for data quality. After the exchange with the experts, the participants were able to test and evaluate the first results of the accompanying research on data governance. Finally, there was the opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences with the other participants in a relaxed atmosphere.
With the Local Meetups, iRights.Lab aims to strengthen the discussion on central topics of data governance and the exchange between mFUND projects in their region. Other similar formats will follow. Interested parties, even beyond the circle of mFUND projects, are welcome to contact us. With the research initiative mFUND (Modernity Fund), the BMVI has been supporting projects in the field of digital data-based applications for mobility 4.0 since 2016.