I R & D S

Institutional Research & Decision Support

(IR&DS) provides management information and analysis in support of decision-making by the Stanford community.



Stanford has adopted a powerful new tool -- Collibra -- to support our increasingly active data governance and stewardship efforts. The Stanford community can now explore our 2,500+ element data dictionary at https://dgcenter.stanford.edu.

Welcome Kathleen Warmoth

Kathleen Warmoth joined IR&DS last June as the Data Stewardship Coordinator.  She will be working with the Stanford University Data Stewardship groups on the development of definitions and other metadata for data elements used in BI reporting projects.  Kathleen comes to us as a subject matter expert in the area of faculty data within the School of Medicine.

Welcome Janice Pang

Janice Pang joined IR&DS this past April as a BI and Reporting Analyst. She will primarily be working on the SIRIS project and other student reporting needs. Janice comes to us with substantial knowledge of student data, report development, and Stanford, in addition to technical expertise. We are very happy to welcome her to the group. 

Welcome Brian O'Leary

Brian O'Leary has joined IR&DS on a short-term basis, to develop documentation and training for the first release of the new Student Integrated Reporting and Information System (SIRIS).  Brian is an experienced instructional designer from Lasselle-Ramsay, and we are delighted to have his help on the project.