Posts published in February, 2014

Progress in metadata standardization (SUDS-SC Meeting 2/18/2014)

by on February 22, 2014 6:16 pm
In the steering committee meeting on February 18, we reviewed the significant recent progress in standardizing the data dictionary. Contents are becoming significantly more structured, allowing the information to be increasingly useful and flexible. Recent improvements include: Attributes are now all explicitly noted in the Is Attribute Of field; this information is much more reliable… Read more Progress in metadata standardization (SUDS-SC Meeting 2/18/2014)

User support for research query environment

by on February 22, 2014 5:42 pm
In response to user requests, a subgroup of SUDS-SPO has collaborated with the reporting environment development team to provide user support via mouseover text for folders in the OBI research ad hoc query environment. These provide key details about data definitions and usage. For example: The Fact folder contains “Amounts (dollars, etc.) associated with SeRA… Read more User support for research query environment

SUDS-STU meeting 1/27/2014

by on February 22, 2014 5:23 pm
The student data stewardship group met on January 28 to review content around the final set of core PeopleSoft academic structure entities, in support of the initial phase of development for the Student Integrated Reporting and Information System (SIRIS). These included: Academic Program (review) Academic Plan (review) Academic Career Academic Group Student Academic Program Status (vs.Academic Program Effective… Read more SUDS-STU meeting 1/27/2014

SUDS-HR meeting 2/13/2014

by on February 13, 2014 5:05 pm
The HR data stewardship group met on February 13 to continue working towards approved definitions of PeopleSoft-HR date elements, and consider possible formats for disseminating this information. Approvers for all elements under review have been contacted, and the group is working closely with many stakeholders on refining content. The group reviewed initial drafts of training… Read more SUDS-HR meeting 2/13/2014

SUDS-FIN meeting 2/11/2014

by on February 11, 2014 5:15 pm
The finance data stewardship group met on February 11 and reviewed information around the following: Journal Type Journal Status iBudget Type Expenditure Item Accounting Reference Code Expenditure Item Department Reference Code Invoice Type AP Invoice Line Type Invoice Hold Purchasing Status As functional requirements for the Integrated Payments and Expenditures project are finalized, the SUDS-FIN… Read more SUDS-FIN meeting 2/11/2014

SUDS-SPO meeting 2/10/2014

by on February 10, 2014 5:32 pm
The sponsored projects data stewardship group met on February 10 and made great progress in pinning down definitions for (and differences among) dates and dollar amounts associated with stages of the sponsored project lifecycle. These included: Sponsored Project Proposal Submission Date Sponsored Project Proposed Start Date Sponsored Project Proposed End Date Sponsored Project Initial Award… Read more SUDS-SPO meeting 2/10/2014

SUDS-STU meeting 2/10/2014

by on February 10, 2014 5:09 pm
The student data stewardship group met on February 10, with a focus on data related to students’ engagement in Academic Programs, including: Student Academic Program Action Student Academic Program Action Reason Student Academic Program Action Date Student Academic Program Action Effective Date Student Academic Program Action Effective Sequence Number Student Academic Program Status As the… Read more SUDS-STU meeting 2/10/2014

Data Governance & Stewardship

by on February 2, 2014 10:12 pm
Stanford Data Governance supports the Business Intelligence Comptency Center and the development of Stanford’s BI dashboards. Many of Stanford’s current Data Governance activities fall under the umbrella of Stanford University Data Stewardship (SUDS), which focuses primarily on the development of definitions and other metadata for data elements used in BI reporting projects. Stanford’s Data Governance… Read more Data Governance & Stewardship