IRDS provides a number of resources to support the VCU community, including institutional data, surveys and analytics. As a starting point, we encourage you to explore the self-service data dashboards that are strategically designed to equip you with the tools and information you need to make evidence-based decisions.
Our self-service dashboards can be accessed through the data portal and include the following:
Insights is VCU`s first enterprise-wide institutional information and data analytics platform that provides access to accurate, consistent, reliable management information for decision support. It covers institutional subject domains such as Student including admissions, enrollment, degree production, financial aid, courses, retention and graduation, wage and debt, Human Resources including all employee categories, etc. To learn more about Insights and how to use it, please visit our data training and tours page.
The data steward toolkit, which is located on VCU's data governance site, contains various links, guidelines and templates that can aid your navigation of IRDS's data dashboards and enhance your stewardship of institutional data and information. An institutional data dictionary is among the resources available.
For survey support, including tools and resources, please visit the Survey section of our website.