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Principle 9 - Data Ease of access.

University administrative data must be easy to access for all groups of authorized users regardless of their level of technical expertise.

 Rationale

Ease of access increases productivity, improves decision making, reduces costs, and allows better service to customers.

 Implications

  • Where feasible and cost-effective, efforts should be made to ensure that older databases are made available in current supported technology and are easy to access.
  • Data structures must be flexible enough to allow tailored response to new demands.
  • To enable ease of access to data, techniques and tools for gathering, manipulating, and presenting relevant data (both current and historical) must be made available; and training, documentation, and support for their use must be provided.
  • Physical storage of data must comply with the requirements of the data and technical architectures and cannot inhibit access.
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