N.C. Longitudinal Data System Governance Board

Established by Executive Order 249 issued by Governor Roy Cooper in February 2022, the Governance Board provides consultation to the North Carolina Longitudinal Data System. NCLDS provides data contributors, practitioners and trusted research partners with secure access to cross-sector, longitudinal and linked record-level data for the purpose of helping them address the state's most pressing questions via data-informed decision-making, continuous improvement and performance management processes.

The board members are senior leaders from each entity that contributes data to NCLDS. The board also includes a non-voting member from the N.C. Department of Information Technology and the Governor's Office. Learn about the Governance Board members.

The board provides guidance and advice to the N.C. Government Data Analytics Center on:

  • Establishing a policy and research agenda for the NCLDS
  • Developing data governance, data security and data privacy policies for the NCLDS
  • Approving new data partners for the NCLDS and ensuring coordination among agencies and the NCLDS
  • Reviewing research requirements, protocols and guidelines regarding the approval of data requests

The board’s work is supported by its advisory committees: Data Quality and Data Governance. Each advisory committee is composed of representatives named by the board.

Upcoming Meetings

The NCLDS Governance Board meets at least two times per year. Meetings are open to the public. Click on a meeting to find materials and information on how to attend.

Group Date Meeting Materials
The NCLDS Data Governance Committee

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

The NCLDS Data Quality Committee

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

The NCLDS Governance Board

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  


Past Meetings

Group Date Meeting Materials
NCLDS Governance Board Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, 1 to 4 p.m. Agenda
Recommendations for Committees and Workgroups