A coordinated statewide data governance program is critical to fulfilling the demand for high-quality education, health, and workforce. Data governance refers to the structure, policies, and procedures of how data are collected, stored, transferred, and used. It ensures the availability, usability, quality, privacy, and security of the data.
The RILDS governance program involves three representative governing bodies—an Executive Governing Committee, a Data Governance Committee, and a Stewards Working Group. Since RILDS is a partnership between the RILDS Center and the Data Contributing Agencies, each group is comprised of staff from Data Contributing Agencies and is coordinated by the RILDS Center.
The Executive Governing Committee is responsible for policy-setting and prioritization.
The Data Governance Committee reviews data requests.
The Stewards Working Group is responsible for understanding and ensuring data quality.
The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Education is threefold:
The mission of the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is to ensure, promote, and expand postsecondary attainment among all Rhode Islanders by providing an effective system of postsecondary education and workforce training that is high quality, equitable, accessible, affordable, and aligned to pre-kindergarten-12 education and the economy.
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training provides workforce development, workforce security, and workforce protection to the state’s workers, employers and citizens, offering employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects the workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers.
The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families is to partner with families and communities to raise safe and healthy children and youth in a caring environment and to engage respectfully and effectively with people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, classes, genders, sexual orientations, and faiths in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of all individuals, families, tribes, and communities, and protects and preserves the dignity of each.