iRights.Lab pub­lish­es check­list on data qual­i­ty in the con­text of mFUND research

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.