Collibra Phase 1 Recap

The Data Governance Team, part of the OCIO’s Data and Analytics Team, recently completed Phase 1 of the Collibra rollout.

Collibra is the university’s data cataloging tool. A data catalog is a central place to store and find information on available data assets such as datasets, reports and business terms or metrics. The metadata, or information on data, may include location, size, definition, steward, domain, quality and source. At Ohio State, Collibra will help us understand:

  • What data do we have?
  • What does the data mean?
  • Where is the data located?
  • Can the data be trusted?


What does having a data catalog mean for Ohio State?

Using a data catalog ensures that the metadata within the catalog can be easily searched, users can understand if it can be trusted, and it is of sufficient quality for analysis purposes.

Having a data catalog also facilitates data transparency for our institution. Through a data cataloging process, data is easily found and understood with definitions and documentation.

Collibra is here, so now what?

Ohio State signed an agreement with Collibra this past December, in partnership and coordination with Wexner Medical Center, Advancement, and other key data intensive units, which helps lay the foundation of the university's overall data governance strategy.

Other Phase 1 accomplishments since the adoption of Collibra include:

  • Implementation of a pilot program of a single tool for all university partners
  • Formation of Collibra planning and execution teams
  • Release of Collibra training materials
  • Testing of basic workflow and user comments on assets

For more details about Collibra Phase 1 accomplishments and a peek at what's forthcoming for the rest of the year, check out the Data Governance Phase 1 presentation.