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 Janice Pang

Janice Pang joined IRDS 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 Ashley Fuller

The Assessment and Program Evaluation team is excited to welcome Ashley Fuller to IR&DS.  Ashley holds a PhD in Resource Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment.  Ashley has also been active in post-doc affairs, supporting career development initiatives for post-docs at UCLA.  We’re glad to welcome Ashley back home to farm: she completed bachelors and master’s degrees here at Stanford.  In IR&DS, Ashley will focus on analysis and reporting of survey and evaluation data.

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.