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Nov 13 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Stanford’s Data Governance Center (DGC) is going through an overhaul, and the new and improved version will be available on December 10th!  Some of the features are staying the same while some exciting new features have been added, such as the ability to document table information and display a relation to an approved business term, streamlined search capability and enhanced filtering capability.  This new version is making it easier to find out what the university’s data assets represents, where the data is stored and how the data should be used.

While the new version is user-friendly, it is different from the current DGC.  Therefore we will be reaching out within the next week, to schedule training sessions.  Feel free to send us an email if you would like to schedule the training right away (

Aug 21 2018

IR&DS provides management information and analysis in support of decision-making by the Stanford community. IR&DS is composed of teams that specialize in Decision Support Services (DSS) and Business Intelligence, Institutional Research, Assessment and Program Evaluation, and Data Governance.  Join our vibrant and growing teams. Visit Stanford Careers and search under All Locations “Institutional Research & Decision Support”.

Jul 23 2018
SIRIS Student Analytics: Class Offerings and Enrollments components were released in late April. This release covers course and class data, including detailed information about individual student class enrollment and class characteristics. Questions such as “Who is enrolled in all sections of my cross-listed class?” and “How many undergraduates have taken our courses?” can be answered with these new components.
Training for users are being rolled out throughout the summer, with upcoming open sessions to be held in August. If you or your team is interested in training, please contact the SIRIS team at
Feb 28 2018

IR&DS has published a new webpage that presents the findings of a recent major study of PhD alumni employment outcomes. The study, undertaken by IR&DS in collaboration with the Office for the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE), examined the career paths of 2,420 doctoral alumni across two cohorts. The results of this study are available online here. The webpage is interactive and allows users to explore the data and findings from the study.

Oct 16 2018 | Posted In: Announcements

Justin Lind is joining IR&DS as Business Intelligence Student Analytics Educator/Analyst to support the Student Integrated Reporting and Information System (SIRIS) initiative. Justin will develop and deliver training on SIRIS and take the lead on SIRIS communications. Justin will be part of the team designing new content and functionality for SIRIS, representing users’ needs. He brings to this role deep Stanford knowledge and experience. Justin has worked in Student Services in three Stanford schools, most recently as Student Services Manager in the Bioengineering department. Prior to that, he was a Curriculum and Projects Administrator for major undergraduate programs in the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Justin holds bachelor’s degrees in the arts, specializing in Music and Dance. He is furthering his education through the Master of Liberal Arts program here at Stanford.