The Global Data Management Community

Mission, Vision, Purpose and Goals


DAMA International is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent, global association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information and data management.


DAMA International's vision is to be an essential resource to those who engage in information and data management.


DAMA International’s primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data and information as key enterprise assets to support the organization.

Organization Goals

  • Help practitioners become more knowledgeable and skilled in the information and data management profession.

  • Influence practices, education and certification in the information and data management profession.

  • Support DAMA members and their organizations to address their information and data management needs.

  • Form alliances with other organizations with similar principles  to strengthen the profession.