The below table gives some examples of who would perform different data roles at UQ. You can find further information in the Information Management and Governance Framework.

Data role Description UQ example role
Information Creator Information Creators capture or create information.
  • E.g. Admissions Officers capture and create data into SI-Net.
Information Consumer  Information Consumers use information. They select the best source of information to meet their requirements for use.
  • E.g. The Service Desk Manager may export information from their CRM system to run a report on how quickly service requests are being resolved.
Information Steward Information Stewards are responsible for the quality, integrity and use of an information asset on a day to-day basis. An Information Steward may manage multiple information assets.
  • E.g. The Director, Research Ethics is responsible for Human Ethics and Animal Ethics information assets.
Information Domain Custodian Information Domain Custodians are responsible for defining and implementing safeguards to ensure the protection of information within their information domain.
  • E.g. the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the Financial domain.
Information Leader Information Leaders provide strategic guidance regarding information requirements within one or more information domains.
  • E.g. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) is an Information Leader and is responsible for the information domains related to curriculum and teaching and learning.  
Information Trustee The Information Trustee has enterprise level authority and accountability under legislation for the collection and management of the University’s information. At UQ, the Information Trustee is the Vice Chancellor.
Information Service Provider Information Service Providers (ISP) provide support to embed and implement governance controls and processes. This group includes the technical teams that provide system support and manage access to information including our information systems.  

The ISPs at UQ include (but are not limited to):  

  • Information Technology Services  

  • UQ Library IT

  • UQ Institutes IT 

  • Planning and Business Intelligence 

  • Business Application Administrators  

  • ITGC Subcommittees  

  • Working Groups 

  • External Service Providers (With all external service providers, an internal UQ service provider must take full responsibility to ensure the external provider fulfils all requirements as required by an ISP).