DAMA International is a non-profit, vendor-independent, global association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information and data management. 

What's going on in DAMA-International?


The DAMA-DMBOK2 is officially underway.  


DAMA International Products



Available from Amazon on CD or paperback, or click here to buy from the publisher!


DAMA Functional Framework is now available in Chinese, as the fifth language,  available for free here.

DAMA Dictionary of Data Management

DAMA Curriculum for Post Secondary Education

DAMA Curriculum for Post Secondary Education

Data Management Certification

Certified Data Management Professional

Click here for CDMP information

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 CDMP Community Blog

Study guides for the CDMP qualification are available
from ICCP - click here for more information.


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To see all the discounts and offers available to DAMA members - click here.

DAMA members get discounts on conferences from DATAVERSITY, Debtech, IRM UK, TDWI Conferences.


New Chapters

New chapters are forming in various places around the world.

For more details, click on the links.

DAMA Brazil - chapter forming

DAMA St Louis - re-formimg



Upcoming Events and Conferences

DAMA Events Calendar


DAMA Endorsed Events with Member Benefits


  • Data Modeling Zone, Oct 20-22, 2014, Portland, OR
  • Over 60 sessions along with a Data Manager Executive Summit
  • DAMA Benefit: $100 off (Coupon Code: DAMA)

  • Data Governance Winter Conference, Dec 8-12, 2014 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • The premier conference for data governance professionals
  • DAMA Benefit: $150 off two or more days (Discount Code: DAMA128)
  • Tutorials, workshops, a two day data stewardship seminar and case studies
  • Sessions designed for the experienced data governance and data quality professional as well as for beginners


Call for Papers

  • Enterprise Data World 2015, March 29-April 2, 2015 Washington DC 
    December 8-12, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Share your stories, get feedback on your vision, build a personal network by presenting and discussing a wide array of data management topics: Data Governance & Stewardship, Big Data, Master Data Management, 
    Data Architecture, Data Quality, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Data Strategy, Cloud-based data, New Data Management Technologies, Data & Application Integration, Metadata, Modeling, Management & Methods, 
    NoSQL and Other technologies
  • Call for papers deadline is October 6




Other Major Conferences with Member Benefits

  • TDWI BI Symposium, in association with IRMUK,
    8-10 September 2014, London, UK
  • 5 tracks of interactive courses on Advanced Analytics,  Agile BI, Business Intelligence Essentials, Dimensional Modelling, and Data Asset Management with over 40 sessions.
  • DAMA Benefit: 10% off (Coupon Code: DMI10)  
  • Additional group discounts also available.


  • Business Analysis Conference Europe, 22-24 September 2014, London, UK
  • 5 conference tracks with over 40 sessions.
  • 12 intensive workshops, including two full day workshops for the BCS
    Foundation Certificate in Business Change and the BCS Foundation
    Certificate in Business Analysis.
  • DAMA Benefit: 10% off (Coupon Code: DMI10)  
    Additional group discounts also available.


  • Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2014,
    3-5 November 2014, London
  • 5 conference tracks with over 50 sessions, 20 case studies, and 16 pre-conference workshops
  • Topics include Big Data, Data Governance, Information Management, Open Data, Cloud Opportunities, Data Modelling, Data Quality, Metadata, MDM, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Data Warehousing, Data Virtualization, Data Integration, Structured and Unstructured Data, Data Visualisation and Social Media Analytics
  • DAMA Benefit: 10% off (Coupon Code: DMI10)  
    Additional group discounts also available.


Data Governance Professional Certification

The Data Governance Professional (DGP) credential is awarded to those who qualify based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and test-based examination of professional level knowledge of data governance and stewardship. This credential is offered at the Mastery or Practitioner level. To maintain certified status and continued use of the credential, an annual recertification fee along with a 3-year cycle of continuing education and professional activity is required.

The Data Management Association International (DAMA) authorizes the Data Governance Professional credential in partnership with the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP), which administers testing and recertification. This document outlines the requirements for obtaining the DGP.

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New Membership Benefit - eLearningCurve Discount

eLearningCurve offers online education and certification in many information management disciplines including information management foundations, data quality, data governance, data stewardship, MDM, business intelligence, and data modeling & metadata management.

Effective July 5, 2011, DAMA Members can receive 10% off on any online course.


Setting Up a DAMA Chapter

If you don't have a local chapter, and would like to find out more about setting one up, then please contact the VP of Chapter Services for more information.




Joining DAMA

DAMA is organised into a number of chapters, found in many countries around the world.

To find your nearest chapter, look on the Chapter List, and follow the link to their website. If that doesn't help (maybe there isn't a chapter near you?) then we also have a Global Chapter which covers everyone who doesn't live near one of the geographically-based chapters.


Data Management Career Center

The Data Management Career Centre is a self-serve jobs portal for the Data Management profession. Click on the 'Career Center' link at the top right hand corner of any page on this site, or click here, to use it.

Prospective employers should go into the 'Employers/Recruiters' side of the front page, create an account (if you don't already have one), and then post jobs and review cvs. The charges can be seen on the 'Products/Pricing' link, before you commit to anything.

Please do not send us emails asking us to post jobs - we can't do that for you!

Prospective employees should look at the 'Job Seekers' side of the front page. All the job seeking functions are free.

Search for a job

Post a vacancy


DAMA International Links


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 Plaxo Group
 Twitter Feed

DAMA Corner

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