Data Governance Structure

By providing carefully governed and permissioned access to de-identified data, we aim to empower state leaders, researchers, and community members with the information they need to better understand our interconnectedness.

Executive Board

  • Purpose: Ensure Ecosystem work aligns with state priorities; recommend large projects that represent 70% of Ecosystem resources; ensure Ecosystem sustainability and statewide support.
  • Leadership: Co-chaired by EOHHS Secretary and Director of Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Members: Directors or designees from each of the contributing Data Providers of the Ecosystem; Governor’s office; DoIT; EOHHS Policy; EOHHS Legal.
  • Meeting operations: Quarterly meetings facilitated by Ecosystem Director

Data Stewards Group 

  • Members: Committee composed of representatives from each Data Provider with program and data expertise. One designated representative (Data Steward) from each Data Provider has decision-making authority over the use of their Confidential Data to approve use cases and projects.

Ecosystem Team

  • Members: Ecosystem Director, Technical Director, Analytic and Technical Staff, Project Management Team
  • System oversight: Integrate data from partner agencies, perform data cleaning and modeling, and ensure monthly updates to maintain the accuracy and reliability of the data.
  • Daily operations: Staff manages user access, permissions, security, and project approvals to ensure the protection and proper use of the data in the Data Ecosystem.