Data stewardship can be approached in many different ways based on the specifics of the environment in which it is implemented. Factors such as resource availability, program scope and company culture are significant factors in the design of the data steward role. In most cases, the responsibilities (and accountabilities) associated with effective data stewardship necessitate the definition of many complementary roles such as, Data Custodian, Data Trustee, Coordinator, Operational Data Steward, Data Analyst, Metadata Custodian etc.
Linked below is a non-comprehensive list of activities associated with data stewardship. Not all of the responsibilities have to be fulfilled in every case but each should be considered in the design of a stewardship program.
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