Revolutionizing Research Data Governance: How SEU and IDM are Setting New Standards in Higher Education

Discover how Saudi Electronic University (SEU) is pioneering research data governance & quality in higher education through its collaboration with IDM.sa and the implementation of ZDataCloud. Learn about the future of data commercialization, quality assurance, and efficient management in academic research.

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Revolutionizing Research Data Governance: How SEU and IDM are Setting New Standards in Higher Education
Data Commercialization in Academia: The Groundbreaking Collaboration between SEU and IDM.sa Unveiled

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – [May 2023] – In a landmark move to advance research data governance and quality, Saudi Electronic University (SEU) announced today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Informed Decision Making for research and studies (IDM), a leading R&D company in Saudi Arabia. This strategic collaboration will provide SEU's staff and students access to IDM.sa's innovative research data governance and quality system, ZDataCloud.

SEU becomes the first university in higher education sector in Saudi Arabia to take practical steps towards improving research data governance, aligning with its mission to provide high-quality, flexible education utilizing technology and modern teaching methods. This initiative also supports SEU's key objectives, which include increasing operating efficiency, expanding its offerings, and integrating the latest technologies in education.

ZDataCloud is an unprecedented tool designed to support universities and research organizations in effectively managing and governing their research data with very simple easy to use electronic solution. With its integrated research methodologies and sampling techniques, it guarantees the highest scientific quality data collection and management for research projects. The system, built based on the ISO 37000 framework for governance, provides a unique solution to the challenges of research data governance and management.

Through this partnership, SEU is set to revolutionize the academic domain by allowing the university to quantify, value, and reclaim its research data. This paves the way for an increase in the university's asset value and opens up new avenues for data commercialization. It also aims to reduce future research costs through the recycling of high-quality research data.

"We are proud to partner with IDM and provide our researchers with the best tools to manage and govern their research data," said [Prof. Mohammed A. Alawairdhi, Vice President of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research​]. "This collaboration allows us to further our commitment to utilizing modern technology in education and bring us one step closer to realizing Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision."

[Dr. Nasser F BinDhim, IDM Board Chairman] said, "Our collaboration with SEU marks a significant milestone in our mission to support decision-making processes with scientific methods, data, technology, and advanced analytics. We look forward to seeing how SEU leverages ZDataCloud to enhance their research outcomes."

The partnership underscores SEU's commitment to innovation and leadership in education, setting a new standard for other universities to follow.

About Saudi Electronic University (SEU)

SEU is a government educational institution offering both graduate and undergraduate degree programs along with lifelong learning. With a mission to provide high-quality, flexible education utilizing technology and modern teaching methods, SEU aims to contribute to social, cultural, and economic development in line with Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision.

About IDM 

IDM is a leading R&D company in Saudi Arabia that brings together scientific methods, data, technology, and advanced analytics to support decision-making processes in organizations. Their latest offering, ZDataCloud, is designed to assist universities and research organizations in effectively managing and governing their research data.

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