RDIM Terminology Data Custodian

Data Custodian

The Data Custodian is the person who has overall custody of and is entrusted with the research (data and information) assets throughout its lifecycle. Their overall responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring good records management practices are followed.
  • Managing and maintaining data and information, including metadata, to ensure that discovery mechanisms function.
  • Managing escalated risks related to research data and information through the University’s risk management processes.
  • Monitoring and responding to performance measures.
  • Prior to departure from JCU, the Data Custodian should ensure these responsibilities are assigned to an appropriate delegate to manage.