The goal of this page is to serve as a repository of information that will be useful to SIRIS users. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please send us a note and we’ll do our best to track down the information and add it.

Additionally, one of our goals is to be as transparent as possible about known issues with the system or inconsistencies with the data. We try to communicate any major problems via the mailing list as soon as they are recognized, however, you can always check here to see if you missed anything or to check the status of an issue.


On Data Protection and Data Governance

Protecting student data – A quick primer on Stanford’s policies regarding the appropriate use and sharing of student data.

Data Governance Center – This is the central repository of all data element definitions and relationships. Use it to look up the meaning of unfamiliar column names and data fields or to understand how terms relate to each other (e.g. “academic level” and “academic class”). You must be on a Stanford network (either on campus or through VPN) in order to access the site.


SIRIS Student Analytics General Resources

Dashboards in SIRIS (Last updated: June 2018) – Summary of the dashboards available in SIRIS Student Analytics.

Common Terms in SIRIS Student Analytics (Last updated: July 2018) – List of terms commonly seen or used in SIRIS Student Analytics.


Class Offerings and Enrollments

Chart on SIRIS Class Offerings and Enrollments (Last updated: June 2018) – Charts providing an overview of what type of information, the dashboards and tabs available in this April 2018 release.

SIRIS FAQs for Class Offerings and Enrollments (Last updated: July 2018) – Presents where (which dashboard and tab) to seek information to answer commonly asked business questions.


Academic Structure and Plan Enrollment

SIRIS Dashboards Reference Guide (Last updated: October 2016) – Contains a basic overview of what’s in each of the SIRIS dashboards, basic instructions for using an OBI Dashboard, a guide to using the Data Dictionary, a guide to understanding Academic Structure, and an overview of

Dashboard Training Exercise Book (Last updated: November 2015) – Contains a set of exercises and answers to guide users through the SIRIS dashboards