Data & Information Architecture (DIA)

This domain describes the structure of an organization's logical and physical data and informational assets and data management resources. Data & Information Architecture is composed of models, policies, rules or standards that govern which data is collected and how it is stored, arranged, integrated and put to use in data systems and in organizations.

Our Programs

Data Governance

OSU Data Governance supports the missions and enables an informed populace that uses and understands the data to inform decision making while ensuring information security and stakeholder privacy.​

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Enterprise Data Ecosystem

Standardizing data across the university with an enterprise information ecosystem that allows for a collective understanding of our data an dhow to effectively utilize it, while respecting privacy and security. ​

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Our Teams

Decision Support (DS)

Decision Support builds and maintains the central university data and reporting environment and enables OSU employees to connect to and understand the data they need to fulfill the core missions of the university.​

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Institutional Research (IR)

Institutional Research produces timely statistics, qualitative information and analyses that support university strategic planning and decision-making. ​

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A Message From the Current Chief Data Officer


Jon Dolan
Deputy CIO and Chief Data Officer

As we all know, in today’s world everything runs on data. Higher Ed is not different in this regard, and we are creating the data environment that will enable OSU to continue its strong growth by creating business agility and using data strategically. We view data as the key to being able to pivot systems and processes to match current business needs. - Jonathan Dolan