Instructor-Facilitated Online Course → Data Management - Current/Upcoming

Data Management: Quality and Standards (DM 202.05)

START DATE: July 01, 2020

This online, instructor-facilitated 4-week course developed by the Center for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University will teach you to recognize the components of data quality, identify common quality issues, and learn methods and practices for improving data quality. In addition, we will discuss the necessary building blocks, use cases, and methods for evaluating and employing effective data standards.

Kickoff virtual live session: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 2 p.m. EST
Weekly virtual live session: 1 hour per week during the course, scheduled for Tuesdays, 2 p.m. EST
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This course will improve your ability to:
- Recognize common data quality issues
- Explore government datasets for common data quality issues
- employ popular data standards
- Improving data quality and implementing data standards

Is your city a part of What Works Cities? You may be able to take this course for free. Enter your coupon code when signing up. If you’re not sure whether your city is a part of What Works Cities, please email

This course aligns with the following What Works Cities Certification Criteria focused on Data Governance. The full list of criteria can be found at
*Your local government has and carries out documented policies or practices to improve data quality.
*Your local government adopts Civic Data Standards.

Start Date: 07/01/2020

  • About the course
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Readings and Resources (Complete list)
  • Welcome to the Course!
  • How to Navigate your online course
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Video: How to Navigate Your Online Course
  • Transcript: How to Navigate Your Online Course
  • Week 1 - Understanding the Importance of Data Quality
  • Week 2 - Assessing Open Datasets for Quality Issues
  • Week 3 - Understanding Data Standards
  • Week 4 - Implementation Strategies
  • Final Assignment Submission
  • SUBMIT Week 4 Assessment: Data Quality Memo
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed