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The UCOP Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) in collaboration with the ITS Data Services department offers three main services:

  1. Cognos – Cognos is a business intelligence (BI) and performance management software suite designed to help business users extract corporate data, analyze it and assemble reports. The Cognos software provides what UC needs to become top-performing and analytics driven. The software is designed to help UC make decisions that achieve better outcomes for now and in the future. All reports based on data from the new UC Information Center Data Warehouse will be deployed using Cognos. Cognos will also provide data validation reports implemented to assist in the certification of all data submissions to the UCOP VSFTP server will be performed using Cognos. For feedback on the usability of the Cognos validation reports, please send an email to
  2. Tableau – Tableau is business intelligence software that helps people see and understand their data. UCOP has implemented an Information Center  website using Tableau. If you would like to procure a licensed copy of Tableau desktop using the University of California System-Wide Purchase Agreement, contact Tom Trappler at
  3. University of California Data Warehouse (UCDW) – The UCDW is a new data warehouse under development to replace the legacy Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW). Content areas available within the UCDW are Undergraduate Admissions, Student and Course Enrollment, Degree, Payroll, and Annual Wage Reporting (AWR). Other areas currently being migrated are Graduate Admissions, Student Financial Support also known as Financial Aid and Contracts and Grants.

For any questions regarding the services outlined here, contact