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Data Management: Quality and Standards (DM 202.2)

Data Management


START DATE: June 05, 2019

- Duration: 4 Weeks
- Expected time commitment: up to 5 hours per week, on average
- Introduction virtual live session: Wednesday, June 05, 2019, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
- Weekly virtual live sessions: 1 hour each week during the course, held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. ET starting June 11th.
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This online course, developed by the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, will teach you to recognize the components of data quality, identify common quality issues, and learn methods and practices for improving data quality. In addition, we will discuss the necessary building blocks, use cases, and methods for evaluating and employing effective data standards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe common data quality issues
- Assess government datasets for common data quality issues
- Define and list popular open data standards
- Identify strategies for improving data quality and implementing open data standards
This course aligns with the following What Works Cities Certification Criteria focused on Data Governance. The full list of criteria can be found at https://medium.com/@WhatWorksCities/5c514f1dff1b.

- Your local government has and carries out documented policies or practices to improve data quality.
- Your local government adopts Civic Data Standards.

  • About the course
  • How to Navigate your online course
  • Week 1 - Understanding the Importance of Data Quality
  • Week 2 - Assessing Open Datasets for Quality Issues
  • Week 3 -Understanding Open Data Standards
  • Week 4 - Implementation Strategies
  • Course Wrap-up 100d
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever