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A step-by-step guide to learning and navigating SIRIS.


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Welcome SIRIS users!

Below is a step-by-step guide that walks you through accessing SIRIS and learning more about data and reporting.

Already up to speed? Jump to our most widely-used reports

What's new in SIRIS? View our updates page 

Step 1: Get access or check your access

SIRIS Access Requirements

Video: How to request access to SIRIS

You can check if you already have SIRIS access by going to and clicking My Authority. SIRIS access will show under Enterprise Reporting as Student Analytics.

Step 2: Begin to Explore SIRIS

Explore our most widely used reports or report catalog to see what SIRIS has to offer.

How is SIRIS different from other reporting in

Sign up for our siris-news-updates mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter which contains information about important system updates and changes as well as success stories, tips and tricks, and training opportunities.

Step 3: Best Practices

Review Risks and Best Practices for Working with Student Data on considerations tied to using student data.

Protecting Student Data Quick Reference Guide

Step 4: Schedule a 1-1 meeting with a SIRIS team member to talk more about your reporting questions and needs!

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Step 5: Explore SIRIS Basics

Overview of Data in SIRIS

Video: Where to find SIRIS Reporting

SIRIS 1-Page Overview: Simple overview of navigating and using for SIRIS data.

How to Paste Multiple Values into Prompts: How to copy and paste multiple EMPLIDs (up to 10,000) from an Excel file into a SIRIS prompt or filter

Census Help: Details on the many ways to count students at Stanford, as well as guidance about when to use what types of counts.

Video: Using Student Census Data

Video: Finding your Minors, using the My Department dashboard 

Video: Coterms (coming soon

Video: SIRIS Back-to-School Workshop, a 30-minute recording of an Autumn 2022 Back-to-School Refresher Workshop. Covers everyday reporting needs for department student services officers.

Step 6: Dive Deeper

SIRIS Dashboards Reference Guide: Contains a basic overview of what's in the first four SIRIS dashboards, basic instructions for using an OBI Dashboard, and guides for understanding Academic Structure or using the Data Dictionary.

Common Terms in SIRIS Student Analytics: List of terms commonly seen or used in SIRIS Student Analytics.

Dashboard Training Exercise Book: Contains a set of exercises and answers to guide users through the SIRIS dashboards.

Untangling Ambiguity: When to Use Which Subject Area for Your Adhoc Query

Annual Academic Summaries Reference Guide

Advising Data Reference Guide

Step 7: Data Governance

Data Governance Center: Central repository of all data element definitions and relationships. Use it to look up the meaning of unfamiliar column names and data fields. You must be on a Stanford network (either on campus or through VPN) in order to access the site.

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.