News and Announcements

  • Monthly Release Notes Now Published on data.wisc.edu

    New on ODMAS’s website is a section containing release notes. The release notes, including both business intelligence updates and data warehousing updates, can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the homepage or through a link under the Analytics & Reports menu tab. So far, release notes have been …

  • Institutional Data Access and Authorization Standard Issued March 1

    The Institutional Data Access and Authorization Standard was issued March 1.  The procedure takes effect on July 1, 2021 for new systems, application, and institutional data products, while existing systems, application, and institutional data products have until July 1, 2022 …

  • Badger Analytics is live!

    On March 5, Badger Analytics officially went live! The new cloud analytics environment uses the platform Snowflake, and the new data warehouse will eventually replace InfoAccess.   The go-live of Badger Analytics was a huge milestone for the modernization of UW-Madison’s analytics environment. The first release …

  • Online Resources for Understanding UW-Madison’s Analytics Strategy and Badger Analytics

    The Office of Data Management and Analytics Services along with other partner offices around the university are working hard to deliver exciting changes in the world of institutional data and analytics to campus. An analytics …

  • New Tableau Visualization Available

    A new Tableau visualization is now available that allows monitoring of budget-to-actuals at the personnel level for compensation and at the general ledger account level for non-compensation expenses. The People and Stuff Report can be used for viewing …

  • UW–Madison Institutional Data Policy Issued Sept. 1, 2020; Effective Jan. 1, 2021

    UW–Madison now has a formal institutional data policy. The policy takes effect Jan. 1, 2021 and establishes minimum requirements for the management and stewardship of institutional data resources. The policy defines roles and responsibilities for managing data, plans for data identification, documentation, classification, as well as rules for storage and access …

  • InfoAccess Production Server Migration on July 11, 2020

    The database administrators and the InfoAccess data warehouse team are working on upgrades to the data warehouse environment. As part of routine efforts to maintain the technology infrastructure, the database is being migrated to new Exadata servers.  The next …

  • ODMAS helps navigate challenges of grade advising during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic presented UW–Madison with unprecedented challenges in the delivery of courses and its other essential services supporting faculty, staff and students.  The Office of Data Management and Analytics Services (ODMAS) supported the Office of the Registrar …

  • Convert queries by July 1, 2020 to use new academic structure data views 

    Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) and the Office of the Registrar have been working to create a ‘single source of truth’ for the university’s academic structure. The academic structure is being used in the Guide, Lumen …

  • Changes to Data Views in InfoAccess to take Effect on April 30, 2020

    Changes to clarify and improve the reporting of student race/ethnicity could impact you in the coming months.   On April 30, 2020, the following fields will be removed from nine InfoAccess data views:  The decision to remove …

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