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Principle 10 - Data Multiple uses.

Penn must plan for multiple uses of University administrative data, including operations, management decision making, planning, and ad hoc reporting.


Penn needs both strategic and tactical information--to perform current activities and plan for future activities--in order to fulfill its mission.


  • Data not needed for operational uses must still be collected if needed to fulfill management and planning needs.
  • Physical implementation structures must enable both transactional and query uses of data.
  • Data originally intended for one use may become critical to another use. Monitoring this is part of the data steward's responsibility.

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