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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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1.6. Data Administrator (DA)

A data administrator (DA) is an identified individual person in the organisation who has central responsibility of controlling data. As discussed earlier, data are important assets of an organisation.

Therefore, it is important that someone at a senior level in the organisation understands these data and the organisational needs with respect to data. Thus, a DA is this senior level person in the organisation whose job is to decide what data should be stored in the database and establish policies for maintaining and dealing with that data. He decides exactly what information is to be stored in the database, identifies the entities of the interest to the organisation and the information to be recorded about those entities. ...

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