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Users, Roles, and Permissions

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About this course

Instructor: Shamma Raghib, Presales Engineer, EMEA, Collibra


  • Determine the required roles for your data governance program based on your use case.
  • Create a collaborative data governance environment through permissions

How do you determine which roles are the ones that you require for your data governance initial program? Start with questioning yourself on your use case. Is it an analytics driven use case or a big data-driven use case? Is it something that is coming out of a specific regulatory requirement? How are the key consumers and producers of data? Who has an overview of the critical data elements in case of a particular line of business, process or function? It is important to align the roles and responsibilities to your business needs. If your organization is kicking off data governance initiative driven by irregularity compliance, for example, you need to make sure that you have roles and that can support the regulatory requirements, and the outcomes, and the business decisions around it. You can create your own specific role, you can modify the existing out of the box roles that are available in Collibra, or you can even add new roles.

You can access and set up the right stewardship, organizational roles, permissions, etc., to create the perfect environment for collaborations via the Collibra Data Governance Center settings. The organizational context can be centralized or decentralized. Centralized are more suitable for small and medium businesses, which can have a single source of governance council. Decentralized structures are meant for more larger organizations with separate units, each having their own data governance initiative. You can also set up your organizational hierarchy by geography or by function. For example, the product management team wants to establish a governance around inconsistent product hierarchies across fragmented silos. The legal and compliance team wants to establish a program to ensure defensible disposal of data and to reduce cost of risk. This results in a quick approach where groups of people working on the same subject across different silos can be brought together for accountability.

Collibra makes it easy for data citizens to find, understand and trust the organizational data they need to make business decisions every day. Unlike traditional data governance solutions, Collibra is a cross-organizational platform that breaks down the traditional data silos, freeing the data so all users have access.

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