Student Data

How do I receive support?

Data-related questions regarding student reports, issues, and enhancements should first be directed to Student ODS/EDW at cognosstudenthelp@purdue.edu.

For additional student information go to https://www.purdue.edu/enrollmentmanagement/services/cognos-documentation.php

Cognos tool issues such as error messages, unexpected behavior, etc: BICC@purdue.edu 

Request a Cognos License for Student Data

Before starting, you must be current on all required certifications including FERPA, GLBA, Data Handling, and Protecting SSN's. Please note that FERPA and GLBA expire yearly. You can check your certification status on the Purdue Certifications page.

You should receive a notice approximately 30 days before expiration. Be sure to re-certify when you receive the warning so that your access to student data will not be interrupted.

Then to receive a license, your approved role requestor must fill out the role request form.

Standard Content  

Reports that have been through the vetting and validation process and approved by the appropriate university department who "owns" the data used. Users of validated reports can be assured that the information it provides is accurate.

Metadata

There are two sources of metadata for ODS/EDW:

  1. Data Cookbook
  2. The vendor-provided version