Data Entry and Provenance Policy

Author(s): Sean Burkett

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The data entry and provenance policy helps to maintain the integrity and quality of data and evidence used to inform corporate decision making. The value of data as an institutional resource is increased through its appropriate use and the data entry and provenance policy maintains this value by requiring data be sourced properly and entered into company databases and applications in an accurate and complete manner. The policy requires that data be tracked properly throughout its lifecycle from creation through disposal. These standards will ensure the reliability and validity of data as well as the decisions made based on the data.

Risks Addressed by Policy:

  • Uninformed corporate decision making.
  • Destruction or loss of relevant information.
  • Unauthorized data entry.

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