Data Governance

Research Domain Council

Topics & Initiatives

The Research data domain council is currently tackling working on:

  • Kick-off
  • Identifying topics for the council to address
  • Understanding intake process
  • Data Governance and data management principles

Meeting Topics & Outcomes

Autumn 2022

Data quality discussion:

  • Data 101 overview and discussion
  • Metadata development
  • Core data development

Other updates:

  • Core Data Hierarchy Management (CDHM) & Hierarchy for SAGE (“Research”)
  • Institutional Organization Structure (IOS) – Institutional cross-hierarchy solution
  • Funding Entity Core Data Management (FECDM) – Sponsors
  • Function details update in Workday
  • Identity Management Discussion
  • Roadmap and shared resources

Summer 2022

  • Onboarding Recap
  • Access and Roles
  • Research Funding
  • Data 101
  • Access and Roles

Spring 2022

  • Review Retention and Intake Process
  • Sensitive Data
  • Core and Reference Data Management talk

Winter 2022

  • Intake Process
  • Discussion of potential council topics
  • Retention Requirements
  • Sensitive data

Autumn 2021

  • Domain kick-off
  • Domain kick-off follow-up


Coming soon.

Current Research Domain Stewards and Council Members

Institutional Domain Steward

James Kresl, Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Research

Council Leadership

Richard Fenger, Chief Data Strategist for Research, Office of Research


Sub-domain Area Name Title/Org
Pre – Award
(Grants Management Lifecycle)
Carole Rhodes Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Research
(Grants Management Life-cycle)
Kirsten DeFries Executive Director, Research Compliance & Operations, UW Finance
Management Accounting and Analysis
(plus Space & Facilities core data)
Casey St. Clair Director, Research & Student Accounting
Entity Core Data Management
(Core and reference data—Funding sponsor management, a shared concern with ADV & FIN domains)
Stella Kim Core Data Analyst, Grant & Contract Accounting, UW Finance
Equipment Inventory Office Samir Khoury Assistant Director, Equipment Inventory Office, UW Finance
Researchers & Research Teams Carol Palmer Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Information School
Research Compliance representation for multiple compliance areas
(Human, Animal, Environmental Health & Safety, others)
Melissa Petersen Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance, Office of Research

Subject Matter Experts

The council will invite and consult a wide range of subject-matter experts as needed.

Research Data Domain Council Charge

The Research data domain council is charged with developing a cohesive approach to stewarding the University’s research data — an approach that derives the most value from research data while managing risk. Members have a one-year appointment. Read the full charge letter for details.

Shared Resources

Coming soon.