Access to SIRIS is available for employees of Stanford University who have a clear and compelling need to use student information in the service of a well-defined programmatic or institutional goal and are committed to following the guidelines for appropriate use of student data.

Users should understand that access to the data includes the responsibility to protect the data from misuse and does not imply permission to share the data with anyone else. Users must be in a position to understand the programmatic or institutional need for the information they provide to others, to decline or restructure requests as appropriate, and to clearly communicate limitations on any further data sharing.

Faculty or others requesting access to student data for research purposes should contact the office of Institutional Research and Decision Support, as these requests require special approval (including IRB approval) to ensure compliance with federal law.

Access to SIRIS is managed through Authority Manager. If would like to request access, please contact the designated authority grantor for your specific area of the university.

In addition to having access granted through Authority Manager, users will need to complete a prerequisite class in STARS titled “Appropriate Use and Protection of Student Data” (Search the STARS catalog for “AS-2000”), which covers the laws and policies governing student data at Stanford. If users are unfamiliar with OBIEE, we recommend that they also complete “Introduction the Stanford BI Portal” (AS-6005).