Carnegie Mellon University

Data Catalog

The Data Catalog provides a repository for sharing definitions for data elements used to manage university business.  The catalog provides a workflow for data domain experts to create and approve data definitions. Approved catalog definitions will promote better data literacy, improving our understanding of our data and ultimately increasing trust in the data


  • Creates a transparent, shared knowledge base of institutional data allowing for the same interpretation of terms and preventing disagreement and assumption on terms.
  • Provides a useful reference to assist when creating and interpreting reports to ensure that the correct data elements are being analyzed.
  • Demonstrates availability of data and where to find it in the technical definitions.
  • Eliminates duplicate rework for data producers and data consumers by enabling self-service access to data information.